Rural Art Exemplars Through Time and Place

The pantheon of eminent national artists and authors There is risk in discussing times and trends in art since masters in any age may not conform to prevailing approaches, and certainly change styles subject matter interests over their lifetimes. Moreover, the multicultural experiences of many great artists defy their association with a single country or […]

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The Farm Novel

Literature of The Land In the wake of industrialization and associated currents of social change, the farm novel appeared in the eighteenth century as a distinct genre beginning with works like Patrice Lacomb’s story of French-Canadian country life La Terre Paternelle (1846, later translated into English as The Ancestral Farm). A concurrent European phenomenon led […]

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Agrarianism as Essential Discipline

Aesthetic understanding through agrarian art and literature remains an essential discipline. Many folks will recognize the colorful flowing Great Depression farm art of Thomas Hart Benton. American regionalist painters like Benton and Marion Greenwood sought to portray the tensions of rural social and economic change wrought by the Great Depression and global farm commodity markets. […]

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Pasco’s Liberty Theatre

Pasco’s Liberty Theater By Sarah LeCompte Editor’s Note: The author, who had been curator/director of the Franklin County Historical Society for its first two years of existence, resigned in Mid-December, 1984, to accepts a position in a much larger museum in Stockton, California. She wrote this article just before she left Pasco. Amidst the commercial […]

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