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November 1, 2002

Art Historian James O'Gorman to Lecture November 8

Photo: Cervin Robinson

James O'Gorman

As smoking rates decline in the United States and demand for American-grown tobacco dwindles, many tobacco farmers are diversifying their crops or moving into other businesses, leaving their curing barns as memorials to a disappearing industry. Such is the case in the Connecticut River valley, once a major producer of cigar leaf tobacco. Best-selling author and art historian James O'Gorman has brought to life the risks and rewards of living and working close to the seasons in his new book, Connecticut Valley Vernacular: The Vanishing Landscape and Architecture of the New England Tobacco Fields. He will speak about tobacco farming and tobacco barns as vernacular architecture at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Friday, November 8, at 7 pm. The art museum galleries will be open for the program. A reception will follow. more>

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Making Medieval Women Visible: Ruth Dean Lecture Set for November 7 more>

Collaborations, Debut Choreography Infuse Faculty Dance Performance more>

Women in Public Life Forum Set for November 8–9 more>

Poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe to Read November 4 more>

Exploring Women Mountaineering Pioneers with Rebecca Brown '83 more>

Two at 2: Juniors Attend 'Class under Glass' at Biosphere more>

Moran to Discuss Invention of the Electric Chair November 5 more>

A Musical Feast in Honor of Founder's Day more>

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