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The American Renaissance: The Forgotten Evelyn Beatrice Longman

The American Renaissance: The Forgotten Evelyn Beatrice Longman

Lecture by Lee Sandstead
2012-13 NCAS Lecture Series

February 28, 2013
7:00 P.M. 

Hillsdale College's Kirby Center
227 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

About This Event

The American Renaissance (1876-1915) produced some of the best works in America. Yet the artworks from this era can not be found in contemporary textbooks or studies. Why? Because after 100 years of Modernism, they have been largely ignored.

Evelyn Beatrice Longman is one of those artists whose work has largely been forgotten. She, like her better-known colleagues Daniel Chester French and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, populated the United States with heroic monuments for public enjoyment and edification. Her career, which spanned decades, populated such diverse public spaces such as atop skyscrapers, in front of state capitols, and along the halls of many universities. 

Over the past two decades, art-historian Lee Sandstead has traveled throughout the country documenting and photographing the many works of Evelyn Beatrice Longman. And what he has found is a stunning testament to the heights of American public art.

Come to this stirring illustrated lecture to learn more about Longman and learn for yourself why she is a master sculptor, and why the era she sprang from—the American Renaissance—produced some of the greatest art in American history.

About the Speaker
Lee Sandstead is the author of the international best-selling iBook Cleaning Mona Lisa. He was host of Travel Channel's Art Attack with Lee Sandstead, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award. In this series of TV documentaries, Mr. Sandstead travelled to various museums around the United States examining each museum’s five, must-see artworks in an informative, entertaining manner.

For the past decade, he has developed a national reputation as an speaker and has delivered talks at over 200 major institutions including: Harvard, Yale, New York University, The Smithsonian Institution, The Walters Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Sandstead resides in Southern Virginia, actively engaging in art education, art history and art-historical photography.

6:30 PM open house
7:00 PM lecture and Q&A

Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby Center
227 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

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