Allbritton Art Institute Welcomes 19th Century Art Guru Alan Wallach

Oct. 1, 2012
Alan Wallach, Ph.D.,Alan Wallach, Ph.D., photo courtesy of William and Mary

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2012) - From Mount Holyoke after a thunderstorm to the heart of the Andes Mountains, panoramic landscapes are a sight to behold, particularly from an easel. Distinguished guest lecturer Alan Wallach, Ph.D., visits Baylor's Allbritton Art Institute to offer a perspective on the Hudson River School, the first generation of American landscape painters.

"My lecture represents an attempt to understand the Hudson River School of landscape painting as part of the broad history of American visual culture" Wallach said.

Wallach has been a professor of art and art history and professor of American studies at the College of William and Mary since 1989. He has written extensively on 19th- and 20th-century American art and the history of American art museums. He is the author "Thomas Cole and the Aristocracy," a groundbreaking study of the Hudson School painter Thomas Cole.

Wallach will lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 in Room 149 of the Hooper-Shaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. A reception will follow the lecture in the Martin Museum of Art atrium.

For more information, contact Karen Pope at 254-710-6385 or by email at

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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