Mythmaking in American Art: The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Zoom)Monday Nov/13/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Just what you’ve been looking for — thrillers, action, adventure! No, not in the movies, but in American art. Join us for this image-filled, interactive talk on mythmaking and American art led by art historian and lecturer Rena Tobey.
Myths emerge from the stories we tell ourselves—how we know ourselves as Americans. We’ll consider the historical myths of Thanksgiving and icons Betsy Ross and Paul Revere. We’ll head west to discover what made it so wild. And we’ll look at our first action heroes, dating from almost 150 years ago. Get ready to experience, and maybe even challenge, the great American myths, through the eyes of American artists.
Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all.
This program is brought to you by Warner Library, Irvington Public Library, The Field Library, and Putnam Valley Library.
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Warner Library, Irvington Public Library, The Field Library, Putnam Valley Library | 914-631-7734
Adults, Seniors, Over 18