April 24, 2016
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
As America was becoming urban and industrial, the impressionists left the city to paint in the country, transforming landscapes into images of shimmering light, but Childe Hassam kept a foot in both worlds. Radio host Michael Lasser, who has been called a walking encyclopedia of American song, shows how popular music resolved the tension between city and country at the turn of the 20th century.