NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Tour

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 in which women writers from the 17th- to the 21st-century, such as Anne Bradstreet, Phyllis Wheatly, Emily Dickinson, and Toni Morrison, reflect similar cultural and aesthetic beliefs as their contemporaries in the visual arts. We will explore how both artists and writers helped shape our understanding of American values through their work.

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.

Admission

Free with Museum admission

Schedule

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm