• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Horse Shed

Pony Shed Studio

Horse Shed Studio

NPS Photo

We are excited to announce the completion of a permanent Artist in Residence studio at the park. The studio, in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed, is off the grid with a vertically integrated 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. The project was designed by SAS Architects of Burlington, Vermont, the same firm who designed the Forest Center, the park's Platinum LEED certified classroom and meeting space. Our partners, and the park's previous artists-in-residence were consulted in the design process to address the needs of current and future artists at the park. The Horse Shed, designed by Theodor Muller and built in 1961, was originally constructed to house Mary Rockefeller's horses.

 
Pony Shed Studio Interior
The studio with an art installation by 2012 Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Polli. The installation features fanciful, hand-blown glass vessels inspired by Helmholz acoustic resonators. Holmholz resonators were first created by Hermann von Helmholz in the 1850s to identify sound frequencies in music.
Kevin Daley
 
Pony Shed Studio Interior
The studio with an art installation by 2012 Artist-in-Residence, Andrea Polli. The installation features fanciful, hand-blown glass vessels inspired by Helmholz acoustic resonators. Holmholz resonators were first created by Hermann von Helmholz in the 1850s to identify sound frequencies in music.
Kevin Daley

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.