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Pultizer winner McCullough to address Rockland forum

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough speaks to an audience during Boston College commencement exercises, Monday, May 19, 2008 in Boston. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)

ROCKLAND — The Farnsworth Forum will bring historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough to Rockland for an illustrated lecture on the topic of his current research, the influence of Paris on American art. The forum will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at The Strand Theatre. There will be a question and answer period after the lecture.

McCullough is a two-time winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In December 2006 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. McCullough’s most recent book, “1776,” was a number one New York Times national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback.

McCullough’s other books include “The Johnstown Flood,” “The Great Bridge,” “The Path Between the Seas,” “Mornings on Horseback,” “Brave Companions” and “Truman.”

McCullough has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has received more than 40 honorary degrees. A gifted speaker, he has lectured in all parts of the country and abroad, as well as at the White House.

The Farnsworth Forum began last year as a series in which America’s leading public intellectuals are invited to give their views on the state of the art world. The lectures bring several speakers a year to the midcoast to discuss the issues surrounding the visual arts, the performing arts, literature and other aspects of culture during lively interviews.

The fee is $25 museum members, $30 others.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 596-0949 or visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education.