Women Writers and Artists
Frederic Edwin Church, West Rock, New Haven, 1849, Oil on canvas
There are unlimited connections between American visual art and literature. Join a docent to view the Museum’s galleries through a new lens, exploring common trends in artistic and literary movements throughout American history.
This tour will focus on the ways some of America's most well-known seventeenth to twenty-first women writers, including Phyllis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, and Toni Morrison, reflect the same themes and vision of the American identity as their contemporaries in the visual arts. There are unlimited connections and influences between visual art and literature; various social trends and movements have affected artists and writers throughout history. With a Museum docent, explore these relationships during a literature-oriented tour of the NBMAA's galleries, with a special focus on the work of prolific female writers, such as Phyllis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, and Toni Morrison.
Free with Museum admission
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm