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ARTalk: Art & Science on Mount Washington

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Sunday, October 16, 2:00-3:30p.m.

Learn how artists and scientists shared a passion for exploring New Hampshire’s iconic Mount Washington and the White Mountains. Andrew Spahr, Currier director of collections and exhibitions, will discuss how the artists of the mid-19th century promoted an early interest in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and consequently stirred the growth of tourism in the region. Inez McDermott, professor of art history at New England College, will discuss the role Mount Washington played in some of the earliest photographic experiments in the country and how the new medium helped scientists and artists, and served the growing tourism industry. Will Broussard, education coordinator at Mount Washington Observatory, will share highlights of important collaborations between scientists and artists in the early research of the White Mountains and discuss past and current climate research on the Home of the World’s Worst Weather. Free with general admission, $5 special exhibition charge for Not-Yet-Members to view Mount Washington: The Crown of New England.

Call 603-669-6144 or email