Bernard L. Herman is the George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. His books include Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper (2011, UNC Press), Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (2005, UNC Press) and The Stolen House (1992, University of Virginia Press). He has published essays and lectured on a variety of subjects pertaining to American culture and folklore, including contemporary craft and traditional arts, foodways and architectural history. In 2011 he held a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2010 he was elected a fellow in the American Antiquarian Society.
Herman’s lecture is part of events coinciding with the exhibition, Social Geographies: Interpreting Space and Place, through May 18 at Asheville Art Museum, with guest curator Leisa Rundquist, associate professor of art at UNC Asheville. His visit to UNC Asheville is sponsored by the UNC Asheville Department of Art and the “Meet the Maker” speaker series. For more information, visit the Department of Art website or call 828.251.6559.