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February 6 @ 7pm ♦ Tim Spears
Middlebury professor Tim Spears looks at the 1941 publication of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Depicting the lives of southern sharecroppers, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans resisted journalistic conventions and raised important questions about the nature of documentary work and art.
Underwriter: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with Pulitzer PrizesFind out more »
March 6 @ 7pm ♦ Huck Gutman
William Wordsworth was a strange yet pathbreaking poet who resisted writing poems that preened in being poems. UVM professor emeritus Huck Gutman discusses how someone so “plain” and “simple” became the most revolutionary, and probably most influential, poet of the past 250 years.
Underwriter: Chroma TechnologyFind out more »
April 3 @ 7pm ♦ Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, discusses the intersection of fame and privacy as the spokesperson for one of the most famous families of the 20th century.
Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis
April 30 @ 7pm ♦ Harold Holzer
Biographer Harold Holzer tells the story of one of the great sculptors of the 19th century—creator of the Lincoln Memorial, “The Minute Man” of Concord, Massachusetts, and the “Spirit of Life,” which was created for Brattleboro’s park, stolen, and recovered.
Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett FundFind out more »