Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Issues of 19th-century Western exploration

A symposium addressing issues of 19th-century Western exploration, photographic practice in the post-Civil War West, wet-plate photography in the field and the parallel tradition of landscape painting will be held Friday, April 9, from 2 to 7 pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Speakers include Jurovics and Willumson; Joni Kinsey, professor of art history at the University of Iowa; J.C. Mutchler, assistant professor of history at the University of Arizona South; and Mark Osterman, process historian at the George Eastman House. The program concludes with a panel discussion featuring photographers Ranney, Ruwedel and Stupich, moderated by Paddock, curator of photography at the Denver Art Museum. The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required. 

The program is sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Library of Congress. For details Smithsonian American Art Museum

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