Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Heart of the Andes: Alexander von Humboldt's Science in the art of Frederic Edwin Church
  • Lecture
  • 5/11/2017
  • 10:00-11:00
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Frank Baron, retired professor of German language and literature, discusses how renowned 19th-century scientist Alexander von Humboldt's work inspired the Hudson River School artist, Frederic Edwin Church, to paint a comprehensive view of nature, resulting in his painting Heart of the Andes.