Denison Museum lecture looks at rocks and art
Date of Event: April 15, 2011
Posted: April 8, 2011
Landscape artists seldom understand the forces that create the vistas they paint. David Greene, associate professor of geosciences at Denison University, will present a lecture, “A Geologist in Greenland: Very Old Rocks in a Very Young Landscape,” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Images of icebound Greenland can exert a powerful influence on the imagination, no less for a scientist than for an artist such as Rockwell Kent. A scientist, however, sees different aspects of the landscape than an artist,” says Greene.
Some of the oldest rocks on Earth can be found in southwest Greenland. Greene will discuss these ancient rocks, the landscape where they are exposed, and what these rocks say about the early history of our planet.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Denison Museum lecture, “A Geologist in Greenland: Very Old Rocks in a Very Young Landscape,” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the Denison Museum (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Baker at 740-587-6255 or visit www.denison.edu/museum.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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