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  • Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through the Weekend

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Event Details

  • 09/19/2013

    Location: Shrine of Ages Auditorium: South Rim | Map Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM Fee Information: Free: open to the public Contact Name: Kathy Duley Contact Email: kduley@grandcanyon.org Contact Phone Number: 480-277-0458

Gunnar Widforss: Painter of the National Parks Presented by Alan Petersen and Elizabeth Black. In that era of dramatic social change and artistic fervor, Swedish-born painter Gunnar Widforss spent thirteen years creating an unrivaled body of work documenting the beauty of the American West. He painted with determination to capture his vision, and then he died suddenly at the Grand Canyon at the age of 55. In his commitment to the truth and beauty of his subject, Widforss never resorted to sentimental or romanticized depictions, so prevalent in depictions of western subjects. He may be viewed as one of the greatest artists to paint the West and his obscurity is a paradox.

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