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Arts Calendar: Lecture in Southern Vermont

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Mar
6
2018

Montshire Talks: Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science

Montshire Talks: Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science
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Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science, featuring Michael Ashooh
Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein”. From a philosopher’s perspective, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein operates on several levels: a philosophical exploration of what it means to be human and the nature of moral responsibility, the nature of science and scientific knowledge—at a pivotal and transitional moment in the history of science—and of the role of the scientist in society. Contextualizing these philosophical and scientific issues helps us see Frankenstein as a fascinating and provocative exploration of questions about human nature and the human condition, the quest for knowledge, and the nature of moral responsibility. Dr. Michael Ashooh specializes in the philosophy of science and explores the context in which Frankenstein was written, and the lasting scientific and moral questions raised by this modern myth. Dr. Ashooh is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vermont. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.

Time: 3/6/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mar
7
2018

The Known World and the Literary Character

The Known World and the Literary Character
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Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program. (Books for loan available at library front desk prior to talk.)

Time: 3/7/18 7:00pm
Location: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro
Mar
7
2018

Celebrating E. B. White

Celebrating E. B. White
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From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

Time: 3/7/18 7:00pm
Location: First Congregational Church, Manchester
Mar
7
2018

Memoirs of an Art Dealer

Memoirs of an Art Dealer
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Former Head of American Paintings at Christie’s and Sotheby’s James Maroney shares stories of his experiences in the art world of the 1970s when American art began to come into its own. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

Time: 3/7/18 7:00pm
Location: Norwich Congregational Church, Norwich
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Mar
8
2018

Chris Bohjalian Book Talk and Signing for New Novel: The Flight Attendant

Chris Bohjalian Book Talk and Signing for New Novel: The Flight Attendant
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Join Chris Bohjalian for a book talk on The Flight Attendant! This new novel is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened.

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twenty books, including The Guest Room and Midwives, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. Chris's work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three novels have become movies. Chris lives in Vermont.

Time: 3/8/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, 117 West Street, Rutland
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Mar
20
2018

Abstract Art: How do we make sense of it?

Abstract Art: How do we make sense of it?
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Many of us struggle to comprehend 20th century abstract and modern art, yet artists today value its greater freedom from art of the past.

This talk by guest speaker and artist Kim Eng Yeo, will discuss how the movement emerged and developed out of late 19th and 20th century experimentation and how we might view it today.

Time: 3/20/18 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar room, Manchester