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“The Visual Poetics of Place in American Modernism,” a lecture with Janice Simon, will be held at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on Thursday, July 16, at 5 p.m. Simon is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia. She has taught courses on American art, spirituality in modern art, modern photography and on the films of Alfred Hitchcock since 1988. A specialist in American art, with a focus on 19th century landscape painting and American art periodicals, she has published in the 19th century art journals The Crayon and The Aldine, images of the forest interior in the Adirondacks and the White Mountains, on American Impressionism, the photographs of William J. Stillman and on paintings by Sanford Gifford, Charles Burchfield, Martin J. Heade and George Henry Hall, among others. Seating is limited and admission is free. Advance ticket registration is encouraged.