Evening, 1863, George Inness (American, 1825–1894), oil on canvas. The James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection, L2015.13.34

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Cost: $20 (VMFA members $18)

Teacher Workshop: Romanticism: Over There and Over Here

Thu, Jan 26, 4:30–7 pm

Conference Room 1 & Galleries

European Romanticism, a movement that took place from about 1800 to 1850, emphasized individualism, intense emotion, and the exaltation of nature and the pre-industrial past. This workshop begins by exploring these themes in European art and literature of the post-Napoleonic era, then examines how Romanticism was transformed as the movement took root in the United States between 1830 and 1865. Activities include discussions of American landscape painting, Manifest Destiny, Transcendentalism, and new perspectives offered by women and African Americans.

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