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Carleton Watkins: Making the West American

A talk by author Tyler Green

9:30 am–10:45 am
Sheldon Museum of Art Room: Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium
Additional Info: SHEL
Ann Gradwohl, (402) 472-1197,
Tyler Green is a historian, critic, and the host of the Modern Art Notes Podcast, a weekly interview program that has aired over 400 episodes. His first book, “Carleton Watkins: Making the West American,” is both a biography of one of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth century and an exploration of an artist’s impact on the United States.

Green will shed light on Carleton Watkins’s role in the establishment of Yosemite as a national park—the first such act of landscape preservation in the world—
reminding us that artists don’t just respond to their world, they can change it.

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