This lecture considers the way artists have used landscape to define the American nation. From the painters of the Hudson River School to Land Art to contemporary artists responding to the National Parks, artists have helped shape the way we understand our nation through their interpretations of its natural p...
The 2015–2016 Lecture Series is sponsored by Jane P. Watkins. Wood River High School student lecture series tickets have been made possible with support from Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander.
Browse our upcoming lectures below.
ART HISTORY LECTURE: Defining the Nation through Landscape with Dr. Courtney Gilbert
Thursday, June 30, 5:30 pm
LECTURE: Miranda July in conversation with Marcia Franklin
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 pm
Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. July wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Kno...
LECTURE: Inside National Geographic with Kent Kobersteen and Gerd Ludwig
Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm
In an evening presentation, National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig will speak about several of his projects for the National Geographic Magazine and show his work. Former National Geographic picture editor and Director of Photography Kent Kobersteen will speak about the Geographic’s philosophy of phot...