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Wilson Library to Host Rand Lectures on British Landscape Painting

The Wilson Special Collections Library is pleased to be the venue for “British Landscape Painting in the Age of Revolution,” the 2016 Bettie Allison Rand Lectures in Art History organized by the UNC Art Department.

The speaker will be Andrew Hemingway, Professor Emeritus of Art History at University College London.

Rand_lecture_poster_12x18_3.inddHemingway’s theme complements Wilson Library’s current exhibition Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century, which celebrates the Rare Book Collection’s William Wordsworth Collection and related holdings in Romantic literature and British culture.

Hemingway will explore an aspect of British culture central to the Romantic poets, including Wordsworth: rural landscapes and their transformation and transfiguration in the midst of economic, social, and political change.

To learn more about the free public lectures, please visit the 2016 Rand Lecture website.

All events will take place in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room on the main floor of Wilson Library, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 28
5 p.m. – Viewing of Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century,
Wilson Library, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
5:30 p.m. – “Naturalistic Landscape Painting and the Decline of Deference”

Tuesday, March 29
5:30 p.m. – “The Artisanal Worldview in the Paintings of John Crome”

Thursday, March 31
5:30 p.m. – “Constable’s Meanings: Iconography and the Aesthetic”

Saturday, April 2
11 a.m. – “The Field of Waterloo Exposed: Turner, Byron, and the Politics of Reaction”

Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room through April 15. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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