Presentation and Discussion: The Lure of Public Land
June 07, 2014
1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Abbott Lecture Hall
Joslyn Art Museum
2200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Artists have shaped our understanding of the western landscape from Karl Bodmer in the 1830s to the photographs of Ansel Adams. Join us for an afternoon of conversation ranging from Thomas Moran and the establishment of Yellowstone as the first national park to the challenges of the contemporary West. Speakers include Thomas Brent Smith, Director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum; photographer William Sutton; and Harris Sherman, former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the USDA. A discussion moderated by Mace Hack, State Director of The Nature Conservancy, and Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, will follow.
This event is presented by Joslyn’s Durham Center for Western Studies in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
Read more about "Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran" exhibition here.