A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

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A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America

Examining the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European American relationship with the natural world

“It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such.” – Henry David Thoreau, Journal IX, 1856

Henry David Thoreau’s midcentury clarion call offers a concise distillation of a prevailing, paradoxical, European American conception of the environment as other, a foil for the reason and civility of man, at times an adversary, at others an asset. From the Puritans’ 17th century “errand into the wilderness” to the present, the dichotomy between man and nature has

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 11, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 12, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 13, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 15, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 17, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 19, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 22, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 24, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 27, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 28, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 29, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 31, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 1, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 2, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 3, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 4, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 5, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 7, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 9, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 10, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 12, 2020 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jan 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)

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Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Addison Gallery of American Art

3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810

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Parking is available on Chapel Avenue, and in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue). Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. A second parking lot is available behind Graves Hall, across Main Street (accessible via School Street).

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