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The Sixty-Sixth A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts: "The Forest: America in the 1830s" | Alexander Nemerov

Professor Alexander Nemerov

PHOTO BY BOB RICHMAN
May 24 2017

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For six weeks in spring, Alexander Nemerov spent Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he gave the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts.

The topic of his lectures, The Forest: America in the 1830s, was the first ever in the history of the series to be about American painting and literature in the 19th century, and Nemerov, chair of the Department of Art and Art History and the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, was the first Stanford professor to be invited by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts to participate in the series.

The lecture series was held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, on March 26, April 2, 9, 23, and 30, and May 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

All six Lectures are now available on line. 

Audio
Lectu
re #1Part 1: Herodotus among the Trees
Lect
ure #2 - Part 2: The Tavern to the Traveler: On the Appearance of John Quidor’s Art
Lectu
re #3 - Part 3: The Aesthetics of Superstition
Lecture #4 - Part 4: Animals Are Where They Are
Lecture #5 - Part 5: Emerson, Raphael, and Light Filtering through Trees
Lecture #6 - Part 6: The Forest of Thought: On the Roof with Robert Montgomery Bird

Video
Lecture #1
Part 1: Herodotus among the Trees
Lectur
e #2 Part 2: The Tavern to the Traveler: On the Appearance of John Quidor’s Art
Lectu
re #3 - Part 3: The Aesthetics of Superstition
Lecture #4 - 
Part 4: Animals Are Where They Are
Lecture #5 - Part 5: Emerson, Raphael, and Light Filtering through Trees
Lecture #6 - Part 6: The Forest of Thought: On the Roof with Robert Montgomery Bird