Bard Professor Mark Lytle Lecture Saturday, June 14, 2:30pm

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Saving the Future by Restoring the Past – A lecture by Mark H. Lytle
Saturday, June 14, 2:30pm 
$12 / 7$ WAAM members 
Prior to the opening reception for all new shows onSaturday, June 14 from 4 to 6 pm, the WAAM presents a lecture by Mark H. Lytle, Bard College, entitled “Saving the Future by Restoring the Past: The WPA and the Federal Arts Project ” in conjunction with the exhibition Rediscovering Wendell Jones. In his talk, Lytle will address the nostalgia for an agrarian past linked to New Deal innovations in government and the role of European refugees in the emergence of the United States as a world center for the arts and science.

About our speaker

Mark H. Lytle is the Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies at Bard and teaches American Studies, Environmental and Urban Studies, and Global and International Studies. He is the author of The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring and the Rise of the Environmental Movement (2007); America’s Uncivil Wars: The Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon(2006); After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection (6th ed., 2009); Experience History: Interpreting America’s Past(9th ed., 2013); US: A Narrative History (3rd ed., 2014); The Origins of the Iranian-American Alliance, 1940-1953 (1987). He is currently working on a book called The All Consuming Nation that explores the tension between a consumer economy and a healthy environment.

WAAM dialogues are made possible

with support from the New York State Council on the Arts
and the Milton & Sally Avery Foundation

 

 



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