Art History: Photography and the American West, 1860 – 1900  

Thursday, August 1, 2019
1 – 4 PM  

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Thursday, August 1
1 – 4 PM

In the mid-19th century, the American West was undergoing rapid transformation. The construction of railroads was accelerating the expansion of national commerce and western settlement, with disastrous consequences for indigenous cultures. Examine the pivotal role photography played in the reshaping of the West, from the documentation of vanishing ways of life to the iconic landscape photographs that helped spur the establishment of our national parks.

$45 members • $60 nonmembers
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About the instructor:
Terry Nathan is a professor in the Art/Science Fusion Program at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches Photography: Bridging Art and Science. He also teaches landscape photography workshops in California and Texas and frequently serves as a juror and judge for art exhibitions. He has spoken on the art, history, science, and practice of photography at several national symposia.


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No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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