Join the Maryland Humanities Council in the annual Chautauqua and meet celebrated figures from our nation's past, then talk with them about their lives, ideas, and impact.
These free performances take place on July 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 PM under the BIG TENT at Garrett College.
Saturday, July 5 | Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) is considered the first woman in the American Modern Art movement and is best known for her striking paintings of flowers, bones, and landscapes. New York photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz, whom O'Keeffe later married, brought her to the attention of the American public, and she became part of an influential curcle of early modernist painer and critics.
Warm-up Acts by Anna Callis and Annika Naylor, followed by Sue Arnson
Sunday, July 6 | Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet whose works are considered among the finest in the English language. Although she was a prolific poet, only a dozen of her works were published during her lifetime, with nearly 1,800 published for the first time after her death. Playful yet mysterious, highly independent in her beliefs, and always ready with her own brand of charming wit, Dickinson captured the imagination of people world-wide.
Warm-up Acts by Sophie Kim and Ellie Kim, followed by Betty Rouse
Monday, July 7 | Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist best known for her self portraits painted in vibrant colors. Although her work was not widely known during her lifetims, she is now recognized internationally for her complex images that inspire the viewer to ponder on the mix of psychological, political, social, and cultural elements of her work.
Warm-up Acts by Megan Fitzwater, followed by Madeleine Collins