Past Time: Geology in European and American Art
Friday, September 21, 2018Time
Taylor Hall 102-Auditorium
When: Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:30pm
Where: Taylor Hall 102 & Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Atrium
Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception for Past Time: Geology in European and American Art
Rebecca Bedell, Associate Professor of Art, Wellesley College, will present the opening lecture for Past Time: Geology in European and American Art, an interdisciplinary exhibition that weaves and blends the distinctive interests of art and science. Much of Rebecca Bedell’s research and scholarly writing has focused on the relationship between art and science. Her first book, The Anatomy of Nature: Geology and American Landscape Painting, 1825–1875 (Princeton, 2001), explored the ways that a number of prominent landscape artists, including Frederic Church and Thomas Moran, were engaged with the then fashionable science of geology. She also was part of the team that produced the international exhibition Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts (Yale, 2009). After the lecture, a reception and exhibition viewing will follow in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center