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Albert Bierstadt & the Legacy of Concern

A Collection Spotlight

September 1, 2013 Through December 15, 2013
In the John and Norah Warbeke Gallery

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Albert Bierstadt (American, born in Germany, 1830-1902), Tuolomne Meadows
Photo Credit: 

Laura Shea

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Thomas Moran, Mountain of the Holy Cross
Photo Credit: 

Laura Shea

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Tuolomne Meadows

Albert Bierstadt (American, born in Germany, 1830-1902)
Oil on canvas
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Albert Bierstadt (American, born in Germany, 1830-1902), Tuolomne Meadows

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Mountain of the Holy Cross (detail), 1888

Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926)
Etching
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Thomas Moran, Mountain of the Holy Cross

In celebration of the continuing fascination with Bierstadt’s painting, Hetch Hetchy Canyon, this spring the Museum will feature its iconic work alongside special guests in a Collection Spotlight. On loan from private collection, two of the artist’s other western paintings will also be on display. These loans demonstrate Bierstadt’s continuing concern with the plight of the natural world and provide context for artist and his work. Also, on view for the first time, a print by Thomas Moran together with other photographs that complement and expand our understanding of Bierstadt’s approach to the “West” as a theme in American art.