Date: 08/14/2012 update info
Time: 12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Yosemite Valley Visitor Center Auditorium in Yosemite Valley,CA
Phone: (209) 372-0200
2012 Yosemite Forum
Sponsored by Resources Management and Science, Yosemite National Park
An interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park.
Gunnar Widforss: Painter of the National Parks
Alan Petersen, Curator at Museum of Northern Arizona
Through the Roaring Twenties and the first half of the Great Depression, Swedish-born artist Gunnar Widforss (1879-1934) focused his discerning eye and passionate energy on the national parks of the American West. The amiable Swede led a bohemian life in search of beautiful landscapes to capture. His remarkably realistic watercolors also helped promote Stephen Mather's vision for the young and developing national park system. Unfortunately, as a result of his untimely death and the effects of the Depression, Widforss' legacy is largely unknown today.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Auditorium, Yosemite Valley
Noon to 1 p.m.