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Shifts in the 19th Century American Cultural Landscape

Colloquium - Shifts in the 19th Century American Cultural Landscape
Humanities Institute
Luesther T. Mertz Library
Friday, September 9, 2016
2-4 p.m.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas, this afternoon's discussion will highlight the cultural-philosophic forces and changing perceptions of nature that impacted American landscapes, garden design, and horticulture during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Three experts in American history, art, and horticulture will guide the audience through these rapidly shifting realities and thoughts, as expressed in actual and painted American landscapes, from grandiose wildernesses to suburban scenes and more intimate garden settings. Following the program participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the Mertz Library Art Gallery and the Conservatory.
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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