Examining Our Relationship to Nature Through Art
Join Dr. Charles Mitchell at the Hyde Collection at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, when he will speak about artists’ representations of our magnificent national parks and how national parks define our relationship to nature. Mitchell is an associate professor of American Studies at Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y. He examines the human relationship with nature through art, literature and history, and is described by his students as “…witty, thought provoking, and worth getting up at eight o’clock in the morning for.”
The lecture compliments the Hyde’s current exhibition ‘Ansel Adams: Early Works,’ which runs through April 20. This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speaker in the Humanities program.
The Hyde Collection is an historic house and art museum with a distinguished collection of works by American and European artists such as Botticelli, Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso, Homer and Eakins, important decorative arts and antique furnishings. The Museum provides changing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming, For detailed information visit hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761.