Event Title
TIMKEN MUSEUM FREE GUEST LECTURE: American Wonderlands: The Romantic Roots of the National Park Idea,1832-1916
Name Timken Museum of Art
Address 1500 El Prado
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92101
Opening Hours
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619-239-5548
Email lheffernan@timkenmuseum.org
Web Site http://www.timkenmuseum.org
   
Contact Lisa Heffernan  
Fee Free event.
Reception Date N/A
Dates Starts On 3-12-2018   Ends On 3-12-2018
Opening Days
Opening Time 10:00 A.M.
Event Description Speaker: Peter J. Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens About the Lecture: In this illustrated lecture, Peter Blodgett will examine how the romantic visions of unspoiled landscapes so common in nineteenth century America laid the foundation for the establishment of the nationís first national parks. As he does so, Blodgett will point out how the evolving enthusiasm for preserving wild spaces in the Far West made John Muir and other prominent Californians leading figures in the national park movement. About the Speaker: Peter J. Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History, has been on the staff of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Possessing a bachelorís degree from Bowdoin College in Maine as well as masterís and doctoral degrees from Yale Uni
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