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History Sandwiched In: Robert S. Duncanson

March 16, 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Pastoral landscape of a young couple strolling through a pasture towards a house at the end of a rainbow

Landscape With Rainbow, 1859. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Art Museum

The third program in Historic Geneva's spring 2022 History Sandwiched In series will take place on March 16 at 12:30 p.m. Mel Oles, Historic Geneva's Visitor Services & Programs Manager at Rose Hill & Johnston House, will explore the life and work of Robert S. Duncanson. Born in Fayette, NY, Duncanson (1821 – December 21, 1872) became the most important landscape artist of the West in the 19th century. Robert S. Duncanson was a 19th-century American landscapist of European and African ancestry. Inspired by famous American landscape artists like Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, Duncanson created renowned landscape paintings and is considered a second-generation Hudson River School artist. Duncanson is considered the first African-American artist to be internationally known. Seneca County is having a yearlong celebration of Duncanson (June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022) with programs, blogs and partnerships with multiple organizations, including Historic Geneva. Join us online to learn a bit more about this under-appreciated American artist.

The program will be presented online through Zoom, and advance registration is required. To register, participants should click here. The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 5:00 p.m. on March 15, the day before the program.

History Sandwiched In is a lunchtime series of short virtual-only presentations that will run during the workday lunch hour on the third Wednesday of the month. The 2022 series will run through April. Presentations last about 30 minutes followed by time for questions.

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