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Faculty Lecture: Alexander Nemerov, "Two Americas, One Place: Grandma Moses and Shirley Jackson"

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (a.k.a. Grandma Moses) and Shirley Jackson do not seem to go together. The maker of quaint childlike American scenes and the writer of the infamous short story "The Lottery" give vastly different views of America. Yet Moses and Jackson created their versions of American life within a few miles of one another, in and around the town of Bennington, Vermont, and they reached their greatest fame at the same time (around the year 1950). Alexander Nemerov, himself a native of Bennington, explores the relation between these two American masters. Professor Nemerov is the Chair of the Department of Art & Art History and the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities. Tickets are free, but advanced registration is required. Please see our EventBrite link for more detailed information. Space is limited.

Details

When:

Thursday, April 21, 2016. 05:30 PM

Where:

Cantor Auditorium

Sponsor:

Cantor Arts Center

Contact:

650-736-9371
mazout@stanford.edu

Admission:

Free.