Penn Professor Peter Conn discusses the relationship between Wharton Esherick and Sherwood Anderson who met in 1919 in Fairhope, Alabama, a utopian community dedicated to progressive ideas in economics, politics, and education. The friendship they began would last for the next two decades, until Anderson's death in 1941. In quite different ways, both men made significant contributions to the creation of a distinctively American modern style. By looking closely at some of Esherick's sculpture and Anderson's fiction, the lecture will trace their respective achievements in this shared endeavor.
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Penn State Great Valley
Now in its fifth decade, The School of Graduate Professional Studies (SGPS) at Penn State Great Valley is a leader in providing professional graduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Information Science, Leadership, Technology, and Management. Penn State Great Valley strives to be a vibrant academic and social hub for the region by connecting people and ideas. The campus offers free artistic, musical and cultural events for the community to celebrate the diverse riches of the local area.