The Maine North Atlantic Institute (MNAI) is excited to announce Northern Imaginaries, a continuation of our webinar series, MNAI Convenes, that explores topics related to Maine’s relationship to the North Atlantic and Arctic.
Watch the replay of these two presentations that examine how the North, variously conceived as the Arctic, Canada, and even upstate New York and northern New England, was a “topography of the imagination”: visually stunning and emotionally powerful but also marked with personal and cultural values.
Dr. Donna Cassidy will present a talk that suggests the dual, seemingly contradictory strains of the poetic and the ideological in the art and writing of several early 20th century modernists who worked in the North Atlantic including: Rockwell Kent, Gertrude Käsebier, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Marsden Hartley.
Dr. Libby Bichof, will will focus on late-19th and early-twentieth century female photographers, both amateur and professional. Dr. Bichof will also talk about her 2018 journey up the Eastern Coast of Iceland to Djupivogur in search of Nicoline Weywadt, Iceland’s first female photographer.