Explore One Man’s Profound Impact On American Art, Culture and Nature Preservation With This Smithsonian Lecture Series

Frederic Edwin Church, The Natural Bridge, Virginia, 1852, oil on canvas, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Gift of Thomas Fortune Ryan The Smithsonian American Art Museum will present a six-part online lecture series that examines the profound impact of Alexander von Humboldt, a renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer and one of the most influential figures of the 19th century. Talks by historians of art and science and contemporary artists will address how Humboldt’s observations and ideas from 200 years ago resonate with even greater relevance today in our current climate crisis.

“Humboldt encouraged American landscape […]

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