Member Gallery Talk: Artist as Adventurer

Member Gallery Talk: Artist as Adventurer

Wednesday

December 12, 2018

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Thaw Gallery

Join Kristie Couser, curatorial assistant for works on paper, for a talk exploring highlights from the special exhibition Extreme Nature!. Couser explores the pursuit of travel by nineteenth-century artists interested in landscape, such as photographers Timothy O’Sullivan and Eadweard Muybridge, who joined geological survey expeditions in the American West, and Swiss artist Alexandre Calame, renowned for his Alpine views.

Space is limited; reservations are required.

Image: Timothy O’Sullivan (American, c. 1840–1882), Cañon de Chelle, Walls of the Grand Canyon about 1,200 Feet in Height (detail), 1873. Albumen print from wet collodion negative. Lent by The Troob Family Foundation, TR2017.1.2