Landscapes Are Not Neutral
Landscapes show more than just the beauty of the natural environment—they also reveal the biases, agendas and historical problems of the times from which they come. This afternoon of expert talks seeks to acknowledge the missing stories and difficult narratives embedded in early American landscape traditions of representation, bringing to the foreground the role of native populations, women, and people of color during the early years of the American experiment. Moderated by Dr. Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art.
|1:30||Settler Colonialism in the Aftermath of the American Revolution
Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University
|2:15||Between Poetry and Paint: Robert S Duncanson and the Song of Hiawatha
Assistant Professor in African American Art/Art of the Black Diaspora at Princeton University
The Demise of the Scenic Schuylkill
|3:45||Roundtable discussion with afternoon scholars moderated by Anna O. Marley|