Lunchbox Learning

Spend your lunchtime with us learning about interesting and sometimes unexpected aspects of history. Presentations are held in our 65 seat theater and feature both high quality sound and cinematic video experiences.

 Programs run from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Free to members –Regular admission for other guests

Chick-fil-A Boxed Lunch $7.00 + admission 
Chick-fil-A Salad (Vegetarian) $6.00 + admission
 Meals must be reserved by 5:00 on the day prior to the event

For reservations call the museum at 864-467-3100 or  info@upcountryhistory.org.

February 22, 2017

Playing the Naive: Juvenile Art and Radical Politics in the 1910s
Presenter: Sarah Archino, Assistant Professor of Art History, Furman University

Before WWI, a number of artists in New York adopted amateurish styles as a way of rejecting artistic conventions, admiring the untrained and unguided vision of child artists. Explore some of these early 20th-century artists and how their attempts to emulate a child-like freedom were related to radical politics, particularly anarchism. Learn how this intertwined legacy of iconoclasm resurfaces in the work of Theodore Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss.

 

Upcoming Lunchbox Learnings Include:

  • March 8 – SC Blues (presented by Clair DeLune)
  • April 19 – The Last Letter from Attu (presented by Mary Breu)
  • May 24 – War in the Persian Gulf (presented by Dr. Ed Moise)
  • June 21 – “Our People Were Proud of Us:” The Legacy of Vietnam and How We Fought in Desert Storm (presented by Dr. Rod Andrew)
  • July – WWI: Americans Fighting Over There

Chick-fil-A at Cherrydale Point is the sponsor
of our Lunchtime Program Series