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Presentations of Newberry Library Collections

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“Technology and the American Landscape”

Click below to hear James Akerman, Director of the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, present materials from the Newberry's collections on the theme “Technology and the American Landscape.” Dr. Akerman selected objects for this presentation that relate to Edward Hopper's House By the Railroad, one of the paintings in the NEH's Picturing America gallery. For a transcript and bibliography of this presentation, click here.

 

Rights Holder:

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Given anonymously (3.1930). Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, New York.

 

 

“Landscape of the American West”

Click below to hear Diane Dillon, Assistant Director of Research and Education at the Newberry Library, present materials from the Newberry's collections on the theme “Landscape of the American West.” Dr. Dillon selected objects for this presentation that relate to Albert Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, one of the paintings in the NEH's Picturing America gallery. For a transcript and bibliography of this presentation, click here. 

Rights Holder:

Albert Bierstadt, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, 1865. Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of the Birmingham Public Library.

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