More PrintStarts in 1 Hour, 28 MinutesJune 20, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pmMore DatesJune 20, 2018June 21, 2018June 22, 2018June 23, 2018June 24, 2018June 26, 2018June 27, 2018June 28, 2018June 29, 2018June 30, 2018 Milwaukee Art Museum700 N. Art Museum Dr.414-224-3200mam.org/exhibitions/detai... May 18–August 26, 2018 Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts View on […]
Starts in 1 Hour, 28 Minutes
June 20, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Dr.
May 18–August 26, 2018
Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts
View on the Merced, YosemitePhotographing Nature’s Cathedrals presents American landscape photographs by three nineteenth-century artists who used mammoth plate prints, panoramas, and stereographs—the cutting-edge photographic technology of their time—to capture the natural wonders of the country. The photographs on view helped create the myth of the Edenic American West, attracted tourists to the unusual formations in the Driftless region of Wisconsin, and inspired the creation of Yosemite National Park.
This exhibition is part of the Museum’s season exploring technology and innovation and features the work of photographers Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916), Eadweard Muybridge (American, b. England, 1830–1904), and Henry Hamilton Bennett (American, b. Canada, 1843–1908).
Image: Carleton E. Watkins, View on the Merced, Yosemite, 1865–66. Courtesy of the American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Libraries.