Curator Tour: "Geographies of Wonder"
Join curator Peter Blodgett for a private tour of the exhibition Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of Americas National Parks, 1872-1933, exploring the evolving role of the national parks in American life.
Geographies of Wonder
May 14 - Sept 03, 2016
Library West Hall
The exhibition, Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of Americas National Parks 18721933, is on view May 14 through Sept. 3, 2016 and features some 100 itemsall drawn from The Huntingtons collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, and related materials. Among the treasures on display will be a mammoth 1873 photo album by one of the premier photographers of the day, William Henry Jackson. The book will be opened to a photo of Yellowstones Grand Canyon. Jacksons photographs, according to historians, played an important role in convincing Congress in 1872 to establish Yellowstone National Park, the first landscape to be so designated by the federal government.
WAIT LIST POLICY:
Occasionally a space may become available, so please visit this event page again at any time. If you would like to be put on a wait list for this program, please call 626-405-2128. Please leave only your name and number. You will receive a call back ONLY if there is an opening.
Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event. Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|