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HMA Lecture Series

Throughout the year the HMA offers lectures that coincide with gallery exhibitions. This series provides an opportunity for intellectual and social interaction amongst students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. Recent lecture topics have included...

Bob Leverett - Sierra Club Author discussed the complex ecosystems of forests which are intrinsically connected to climatic stability and biological diversity, the controversies over their protection and the consequences of forest destruction. (in coordination with the exhibit PRILLA SMITH BRACKET: Remnants: Ancient Forests & City Trees )

Jonathan Talbot - (in coordination with the exhibit JONATHAN TALBOT / COLLAGE PAINTINGS / 1980-2000)

Kim Shichel - Associate Professor of Art History, Boston University - " Landscape Photographs in the American West " (in coordination with the exhibit ANSEL ADAMS: CLASSIC IMAGES)

Peter Ulisse, Professor of English and Chairperson of the Humanities department, HCC - "Emerson, Thoreau & Adams: Nature & Transcendentalism" (in coordination with the exhibit ANSEL ADAMS: CLASSIC IMAGES)

Robbin Zella, Director, Housatonic Museum of Art - "Ansel Adams: American Identity & Ideals" (in coordination with the exhibit ANSEL ADAMS: CLASSIC IMAGES)

Philip Trager, photographer - "Photographic Techniques: Zone System to Digital Imaging" (in coordination with the exhibit ANSEL ADAMS: CLASSIC IMAGES)

Dr. Ruth Macdonald, Academic Dean Housatonic Community College, specialist in children's literature - "PICTURE-BOOKS: READING BOOKS, READING WORDS" (in coordination with the exhibit Innocence of Vision A 25 year retrospective of Kathy Jakobsen, American folk artist)

Susan Sharp - "Evolution: From Figuration to Abstraction", gallery talk with the artist (in coordination with the exhibit FLUIDITY AND FANTASY Paintings by Susan Sharp)

Peter Ulisse, Professor of English and Chairperson of the Humanities department, HCC - Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" and the 1960s (in coordination with the exhibit LEST WE FORGET IMAGES OF THE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT)

Thomas Hoepker - Magnum photographer and organizer of the book New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers will discuss the power of images, how they inform our perceptions and understanding of current events and history. (in coordination with the exhibit OUT OF A CLEAR BLUE SKY Documentary Photographic Images: New York September 11)

Alberta Cifolleli - (in coordination with the exhibit ALBERTA CIFOLELLI)

Lois Goglia and Dr. Leonard Milstone, Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology - The aesthetics of experimental genetics (in coordination with the exhibit Genesis by Lois Goglia )