More PrintStarts in 23 Hours, 29 MinutesAugust 18, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pmMore DatesAugust 18, 2018August 19, 2018August 21, 2018August 22, 2018August 23, 2018August 24, 2018August 25, 2018August 26, 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 the Merced, YosemitePhotographing Nature’s […]
Starts in 23 Hours, 29 Minutes
August 18, 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.