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Rolling Hills Library will be hosting the traveling exhibition, Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting from April 10, 2014 to May 21, 2014 in the Belt Branch Library Annex. Normal exhibit hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 1pm to 6pm, and Sundays, 1pm to 5pm. The exhibit will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Additional times are available by appointment-- call the library at 816-232-5479 x2404 to schedule a showing.
The Wild Land brochure accompanying the exhibit tells of Cole's importance to the history of American art:
Along with the regular exhibit times, the library will host a series of related programs:
- Thursday, April 10 at 7pm: "Thomas Cole and His Wilderness" by Dr. Allison Sauls, associate professor of art history, MWSU.
- Saturday, April 19 at 1pm: "American Landscape Artists from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art" by Dr. Stephanie Knappe, associate curator of American art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
- Saturday, May 3 at 1pm: "Hidden Political Messages in the Landscape Paintings of Thomas Cole and George Caleb Bingham" by Dr. Joan Stack, curator of art collections, State Historical Society of Missouri.
- Thursday, May 8 at 7pm: "Landscape Photography Tips by Master Photographers" by Rebecca Foley, assistant professor of art, photography, MWSU.
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