Woven Mulberries, Abandoned Oaks, and Gilded Larches: Exploring the Tree in the History of Art (Session 3: Contemporary era) 10/27

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Sunday, October 27, 2019          1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join Benjamin Tilghman, assistant professor of art and art history at Washington College, for this lecture series that considers some instances where artists have made trees the primary subject of their artworks. The series aims toward developing a deeper understanding of the relationships among humans, trees, and the environment as a whole. 

In this final lecture, we will explore how contemporary artists, including Ai Wei Wei, Andy Goldsworthy, and Giuseppe Penone, have used trees to highlight the fraught but meaningful relationship between humanity and the environment.

This is the third in a series of three lectures. The program on October 13 will cover the Renaissance, while the October 20 session will focus on the Romantic era. The stand-alone talks can be enjoyed individually or as a series. 

Photo: Giuseppe Penone, "Matrice," 2017


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