Dr. Alan C. Braddock will discuss his major traveling exhibition, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, co-curated with Karl Kusserow at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2018-19, along with their award-winning book by the same title. Exploring four centuries of American art and environmental history, the exhibition and book included more than one hundred works addressing climate change and other urgent issues. Nature's Nation also offered a new vision of art history informed by ecocriticism, an ecological approach to cultural interpretation that is dramatically changing scholarship across the humanities.
Alan C. Braddock is the Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies at William & Mary, where he teaches courses on American and global art history, ecology, and environmental history.
This program is part of the Community Project Grants-funded series, "Weather-Wise: Historical Records, Contemporary Conversations." For more information, please visit www.shakermuseum.org.
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