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Artist talk with Christopher Volpe – Loomings: Melville, Art, and the Climate Crisis

August 24, 2022

Moving quickly past general background, process, and materials, this illustrated art talk highlights how Loomings addresses our world’s instability through the metaphors at work in Moby-Dick, Herman Melville’s apocalyptic vision of the American quest. Volpe finds in Melville’s account of the doomed commercial whaling voyage of the Pequod a dark, foundational myth of American materialism (and an even darker apocalyptic prophecy of what’s to come). He also finds a “terrible beauty – and the hope that pairing tragedy and human shortcoming with beauty can redeem our faith in the whole. This event is sponsored by Berkshire Bank.

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Date:
August 24
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://berkshirehistory.org/event/artist-talk-with-christopher-volpe-loomings-melville-art-and-the-climate-crisis/%20

Venue

Berkshire County Historical Society at the Lichtenstein Center
28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Phone:
4134999348
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Organizer

Berkshire County Historical Society
Phone:
413 442 1793
Email:
melville@berkshirehistory.org
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