Traveling Talks: The Science Behind the Traveler Artist | Olana State Historic Site | Lectures & Talks | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
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Traveling Talks: The Science Behind the Traveler Artist 

When: Sat., May 27, 4-6 p.m. 2017
Phone: (518) 828-1872
Price: $20/$15 members
Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D, Professor in History of Science at Drexel University, will present the ways in which artists were inspired and informed by travel and the developing “natural sciences” in the 19th century. Dr. Ackert will lead us to ponder how ideas in the sciences informed art-making and vice versa and specifically how French anthropologist Jean Chaffanjon employed Auguste Morisot, how Alexander von Humboldt inspired Frederic Church, and how Charles Darwin influenced Marianne North. Illustrated lecture followed by Q&A and an abridged tour of the main house. Refreshments will be served.


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