Presented by The Farnsworth Art Museum

The Parallel Lives of the Wyeths and the Roosevelts - An Interview with David Michaelis

Over a century ago, two larger-than-life dynasts, Theodore Roosevelt and N.C. Wyeth, each through his own far-reaching vision of America – Wyeth’s on canvas, Roosevelt’s on the face of the earth itself, and both through intense and vivid family experiences – inspired the new industrial nation to reach far beyond the vanishing frontiers of the old agrarian Republic to grasp the dream of empire. The relationship between father and son, so central to the collective American imagination and to the achievements of these passionate and powerfully creative clans, set the stage for controversial family dramas, myth-making, and great dreams that illuminate and complete our understanding of the Wyeths and the Roosevelts and the changing nation they brought to new life. For the fourth consecutive year, the Farnsworth will celebrate the Wyeth family’s contribution to the arts on Wyeth Day. Independent scholar David Michaelis will be interviewed by Farnsworth Director of Education Roger Dell at The Strand. The interview will be followed by an opportunity for question and answer with the audience.

Show Dates & Times:

7/12/12 - Thursday

6:00 pm,

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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