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B.E.T.A. The Literary Landscape

Friday, February 01, 2013 - Friday, February 22, 2013, 1PM - 2:30PM

B. E. T. A.* Class for Adults
*Better Education Through Art


The Literary Landscape: American Words and Images in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Fridays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22 (4 weeks) 
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Michael Hoberman, Associate Professor, Fitchburg State University

A nascent American cultural identity formed in the mid-1800s as the painters of the Hudson River School and an assortment of New England and New York authors sought to represent distinctively American landscapes and experiences. Join us to discuss the themes and sensibilities in literature of the period, connecting them to the current exhibition, American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting. Authors whose work will be represented include Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson. Free for Museum members; non-members pay Museum admission fee for each lecture ($5.00 seniors, $9.00 adults)


This course is supported by the Elsie D. Simonds Lecture Fund.



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