Two Americas, One Place: Grandma Moses and Shirley Jackson Lecture

  • Alex Nemerov, Chair of Stanford University’s Department of Art and Art History and the Carl and Marilynn Thomas Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, recounts the stories of two artists, Grandma Moses and Shirley Jackson—one the painter of nostalgic American scenes and the other the writer of the infamous short story, The Lottery (1948). Despite living within miles of each other in Bennington, Vermont, and gaining popularity about the same time in the 1950s, these women presented vastly different views of America.