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Melanie Gustafson, Associate Professor of History at University of Vermont, will Discuss the Lasting Impact of the 1960’s

Marlboro, VT—Rummage through the social and cultural change of the 1960’s with Melanie Gustafson on November 7, at 2:00 p.m. in “Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Lasting Legacies of the 1960’s,” in the Marlboro College Graduate Center as part of the Andy Warhol lecture series.

Gustafson will present the social and cultural shift of the 1960’s by looking at a period historians call the “long sixties” which stretched from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Her presentation examines transistor radios, television, political conformity and conflict, the gap between the two generations, long hot summers and cold war seasons, music, poetry and indubitably, art. By looking at these aspects of social culture, Gustafson intends to better understand the world that created artists like Andy Warhol and his idiosyncratic creations.

Gustafson earned her PhD from New York University. She is the author of Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924 and co-editor of We Have Come to Stay: Women and Political Parties, and Major Problems in the History of World War II. Currently she is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at the University of Vermont and a member of the Vermont Committee of the United States Civil Rights Commission.

This lecture is part of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center’s Lecture Series related to the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Jon Gould Collection.” Marlboro College is the host of the series and all lectures will take place at the Marlboro College Graduate Center at 28 Vernon Street. General admission is $4; free admission is extended to BMAC members and Marlboro College students, staff and faculty.

The Marlboro College Graduate Center was established in 1997 by Marlboro College to offer premiere graduate programs in technology and education at a Brattleboro branch campus. In 2000, the college purchased the Technology Center facility to augment its educational experience by fostering synergies among tenant technology-oriented companies and education programs and to support regional economic development.

A private, non-profit organization founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is a non-collecting museum that produces frequently changing exhibitions of current art. BMAC presents the art of our time in a way that entertains, educates and enlightens audiences of all ages. BMAC’s galleries are open to the public from May 2004 through February 6, 2005 daily (except Tuesday) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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