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Lecture- Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960

Date/Time
06/27/15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin Colleger
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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Barbara Haskell, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, delivers the keynote lecture to open the exhibition “Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960” on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  Free and open to the public.

Enjoy the opening lecture for the major exhibition “Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  Spanning a century from the introduction of electric light to the dawn of the Space Age, this major survey of American night scenes by artists such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Joseph Cornell proposes the central importance of nocturnal images in the development of modern art.  Leading American artists cherished the night as a time of heightened alertness and active imagination.  They responded in a range of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs, to the unique challenges of picturing the night.

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

 

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