Idea of Nature Lecture Series: “Thomas Cole and the Destruction of American Nature”

Feb 18, 2021  18:00 - Feb 1, 2021 19:00

(GMT -7:00) Mountain Time

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Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Thomas Cole (1801-1848), today remembered as the “founder” of the Hudson River School, influenced two generations of American landscape painters. His followers--Asher B. Durand, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, among others--lauded expansion and material progress. By contrast, Cole lamented the destruction of nature that progress entailed. His paintings and writings, which celebrate a nature untouched by modernization, went against the mainstream opinion of his time. 

Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.

These lectures are free, open to the public and will be held virtually by Zoom.

To register, email with your name and the event you would like to attend. A link will be emailed to you before the lecture.

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