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Art and America' National Parks

Fridays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30-11:20 a.m.
W207 Pappajohn Business Building
21 E. Market St., Iowa City
Registration Deadline: September 29
Class Limit: 70

Beginning with painter George Catlin’s idea of a "nation’s park" in the 1840s, art has played a major role in the development of and attitudes toward American national parks. This class will consider everything from modest wood engravings in 1870s magazines, railroad guidebooks, and government reports to monumental oil paintings, photographs by Ansel Adams, and recent photomontages by Mark Klett, focusing especially on portrayals of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon. We will also consider the ways art has been used to promote environmental conservation and the National Park Service more broadly.

INSTRUCTOR: Joni L. Kinsey has been professor of American art history at the UI since 1991. She specializes in the history of landscape art, especially that of Thomas Moran, the first artist of Yellowstone, but writes and teaches on many other subjects, including popular prints, Grant Wood, and women artists.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.

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