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The Quest for Happiness

The ancient Greek philosophers defined eudaimonia as living a full and excellent life. In this illustrated talk, Maria Sanders explores how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing and contrasting major concepts of well-being throughout the world. Can money buy happiness? To what extent does engaging in one's community impact happiness? When worldwide surveys of happiness are conducted, why doesn't the United States make the top ten?

Granite State Gallery: NH Art and Artists Through the Years

New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists drawn to the state's scenic vistas, and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict everyday life in the Granite State. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.

Fierce Females: Women in Art

Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo are some of the artists discussed in this program.

Hooked: Narratives of Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption

Hooked: Narratives of Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption Presenter: Kate Gaudet In the midst of New Hampshire’s opioid crisis, we are far from the time when addiction was an unfamiliar and even taboo subject. This talk explores some of the most common stories about addiction and recovery, providing  tools for understanding on a narrative and structural level. 

Made possible by the NH Humanities. Please register here: https://bit.ly/376ELX7

Ask Elizabeth Atkinson

Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Atkinson, who wrote Fly Back, Agnes, The Island of Beyond, The Sugar Mountain Snowball, I Emma Freke, and From Alice to Zen, and Everything in Between. Awarded the 2020 International Book Award for Children's Fiction from American Book Fest, Fly Back, Agnes was also featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine 

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