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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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3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810

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