April 26: CEAH closing lecture and exhibit tour

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"Imaging the Prairie, Then and Now" Closing Lecture and Exhibit Tour, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities April 26, 2015 2 – 4 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum

The prairie landscape has left an indelible mark upon the nation’s larger cultural identity. Exploring the origins of this imagined prairie in a selection of key works of early American literature, CEAH Fellow in the Arts and Humanities Matthew Sivils will discuss how the prairie landscape functioned as a challenge to European-American conceptions of the land, while becoming a defining emblem of the American experience. Following the presentation, Adrienne Gennett, the University Museums assistant curator of collections and education, will provide a tour of Iowa artist Ellen Wagener’s landscapes exhibit.

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