Andrew Menard—Learning from Thoreau


Thursday, May 3, 2018    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Walden Woods Project
44 Baker Farm Rd, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 01773

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The Walden Woods Project and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum invite you to a Stewardship Lecture with


“Learning from Thoreau”

Thursday, May 3

7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM for reception)


Henry David Thoreau had a very modern way of looking at nature—something he called “a different intention of the eye”—that cleaved him through heart and marrow.  Using examples from contemporary art, philosophy, and science, Andrew Menard explains Thoreau’s radical sensibility and suggests why it remains provocative today.

Andrew Menard, an artist, writer, and critic, is the author of Learning from Thoreau, which will be released by the University of Georgia Press on May 1, 2018.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 PM for a wine and cheese reception with the author, sponsored by The Cheese Shop of Concord.  The talk will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.

To make reservations, please call 781-259-4707 or email your name, phone number, number of seats you’d like reserved and how you heard about the event to  Within two business days after leaving your information, you will receive a confirmation and more details about the event.

Learning from Thoreau will be available for sale at the event ($26.95), with a book-signing by the author after the talk.