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Online Lecture: Indivisible Threads — Architectural Imagery in American Art

Program No. 24415RJ
Join us on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)/ 11:00 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about Art in America and the indivisible threads that weave it together.
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At a Glance

What makes American art so special? How do we determine a masterpiece when we see one? This is the second lecture in a four-part series with Art Historian Matthew Palczynski, who will discuss what weaves art, in its many forms, together in a united history. Matt will unpack what makes American art so fascinating and, this week, will explore how artists, from the very beginning of American art right up to the present day, have used architectural imagery — and in some cases actual architecture — to frame compositions. Along with Matt, you’ll examining Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks as it compares to Martin Puryear’s Ladder for Booker T. Washington.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event. This lecture is the second in a series of lectures on Art in America on four consecutive Mondays in June. Join us for the first lecture, "Online Lecture: Indivisible Threads — Nature’s Inspiration on American Art" (#24487), which is being offered free. We invite you to also enroll in "Online Lecture: Indivisible Threads — American Art Shaped by Economic Systems” (#24462), and/or "Online Lecture: Indivisible Threads — What Makes for a True American Work of Art” (#24465), at a cost of $25 per lecture.

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.