Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Creation of Yosemite National Park

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty

Friday, October 2 | noon
Art Bite:
Carleton E. Watkins and the Creation of Yosemite National Park

$5/$4 Museum members. Purchase tickets online at or at the Museum admissions desk.

"Watkins stands among the giants of nineteenth-century American photographers. Colin Robertson, Curator of Education, discusses Watkins’ striking 1860s Yosemite photographs—they helped to pave the way for the 1864 Yosemite Land Grant and the future Yosemite National Park—and the tragedies that befell him at the end of his life.

These half-hour dialogues invite guests to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries."

[text from museum website. Graphic from Google image search for 'Carleton Watkins Yosemite.' Caption: "Carleton Watkins, Yosemite Falls (River View), 1861. Albumen print from wet-collodion negative. Private Collection, Montecito, California."]

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