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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Changing Conceptions of the American Dream

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Changing Conceptions of the American Dream”

with Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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How does one achieve the American Dream? The answer undoubtedly depends upon one’s definition of the Dream, and there are many from which to choose. John Winthrop envisioned a religious paradise in a City upon a Hill. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of racial equality. Both men yearned for what they perceived as perfection. Join Dr. Warshauer on ZOOM as he ponders this truly “American” theme which is a section of the current exhibition Dreams & Memories.

Dreams & Memories is on view October 1, 2022 – May 14, 2023.

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Image: Emil Carlsen (1853–1932), Night, Old Windham, 1904. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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January 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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