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AIR Series: "The Great Awakening: Painter of America" - Hudson River School Movement

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Hudson River School Movement: An American Vision Seen Through the Eyes of Painter Kate Minor

The lecture will be viewed through the eyes of Professor Fritz-Klaus’ great, great aunt, Kate Minor, who was a significant part of the Movement. Throughout the study of this art, one can witness America at its beginnings – the new and breathtaking frontier. Our eyes will be awakened to the splendor of its Manifest Destiny. Emerson and Thoreau wrote of an elemental need for the wilderness. The common man believed in the greater purity of the natural environment. Nature was shaped by God and therefore, “fraught with high and holy meaning.”