Pondering Walden: discussion and film series

This event last occurred on March 13, 2015, 6:30 pm.

Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series with Walden experts. Light refreshments provided.

November 20
Join Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of Special Collections at Concord Free Public Library, in an informal discussion of the “Reading” chapter in Walden. Revisit this passage of Thoreau’s classic to discover what has made this work so provocative for over 150 years.

December 11
Join Walden, revisited artist Gina Siepel in an informal discussion of  the "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" chapter in Walden. Explore what has made Thoreau’s text such an inspiration to Siepel’s artistic practice. 

January 15
Artists cull from a variety of sources of inspiration, including film.
Watch and discuss Drylongsoa film directed by Cauleen Smith which follows the pursuit of a young African American photographer, Pica, as she notes the attrition of African American men in her life.
This film was selected by Walden, revisited artist William Cordova. The screening will be followed by a deCordova staff led discussion.

February 5
Artists cull from a variety of sources of inspiration, including film.
Watch and discuss The Holy Mountaina 1973 Mexican-American avant-garde film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky providing a view of what constructed greed can do to the modern world.
This film was selected by Walden, revisited artist William Lamson. The screening will be followed by a deCordova staff led discussion.

March 13
Join us after hours for the movie adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic story of The Lorax, a tale of the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect nature. In conjunction with the exhibition Walden, revisited, The Lorax will be screened as a family film night in the Museum Galleries. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, or blanket, and settle in for a movie night at the Museum!

Event Type: 
Book and Film Series
Free Admission
Public Programs