Magazine article Humanities

Endowment-Supported Events Calendar November/December

Magazine article Humanities

Endowment-Supported Events Calendar November/December

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The "artquake" begun in London in the early twentieth century by a small group of avant-garde painters and writers, including artist and critic Roger Fry, continually challenged conventional wisdom. "A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections" opens at the Nasher Museum at Duke University on December 18.

"Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee," at the East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, depicts the region's role in events ranging from the Cherokee removal to Unionist Civil War sympathies to the Scopes trial, the Manhattan Project, and the civil rights movement.

Tinseltown boomed for decades due in part to the infusion of intellect, vision, and eclectic creativity from European Jews, including the likes of Billy Wilder, Hedy Lamarr, and Peter Lorre. Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood, airing January 1 on PBS, traces the experiences both of those who found success and those who never regained the fame they had known in Europe.

"Abraham Lincoln: Self-made in America" concentrates on the nineteenth-century notion of selfimprovement, and celebrates the twohundredth anniversary of the birth of the sixteenth president. …

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