Dates: June 4 - October 31, 2013
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (June 4-September 30); 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm (October 1-October 31)
This exhibit focuses on the weavers in the Indian Cultural Program, who have connected with hundreds of thousands of park visitors through their basket-weaving demonstrations. The work of Maggie Howard, Lucy Telles, and Julia Parker will be featured, as well as the contributions of Alice Wilson and Craig Bates. In addition to the baskets, paintings, ephemera, and archeological artifacts on display, historic film footage and photographs will be shown. This project was made possible through the generous support of Yosemite Conservancy donors.
Dates: February 23 to May 5, 2013
Hours: No longer on display
Yosemite Renaissance celebrates its 28th year with an exhibit of 46 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 41 artists. Drawn from almost 600 entries, this year's exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra.
The goals of Yosemite Renaissance are to bring together the works of contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. It is the hope of Yosemite Renaissance that they can help preserve, protect and expand our parks.
The artists included in Yosemite Renaissance XXVIII are: Rebecca Alex, Annie Barrett Cashner, Stacey Best, Calvin Bohner, Andrea Broglio, Sue Chapman, Jane Culp, Steve Curl, Clark Davidson, Steve Emery, Ira Estin, William Bradford Frost, Michael Frye, Franka Gabler, Jeff Grandy, Peggy Hansen, David Hoffman, Daniel Horner, Iretta Hunter, Kirk Keeler, Susan J. Klein, Kristal Leonard, Maria Lupo, Jon McCormack, Michael Paul McKay, G. Dan Mitchell, Vidya Narasimhan, Penny Otwell, David Peterson, Troy Poeschl, George Robertson, Hugh Sakols, Ronald Saunders, Jeffrey Skelly, James Swanson, Mike Tauber, Joanna Taylor, Lance Trott, Richard Wagener, Kathyanne White and Brian Wolf.
The exhibit will travel to the Kings Art Center (Hanford), June-July, and the Carnegie Arts Center (Turlock), August-September.
Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit organization for the arts of Yosemite, supported, in part, by funds and services from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and the National Park Service.
Dates: June 4 - September 30, 2012
"Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries" features paintings drawn from the Yosemite Museum collection, representing a variety of styles and approaches to the artistic interpretation of this grand landscape. It includes Thomas Ayres' 1855 drawing "Valley of the Yosemite," one of the earliest representations of the park, along with works by Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran, two nineteenth century artists widely known for their paintings of Yosemite and other national parks.
Dates: Feb. 25-May 6, 2012
Hours: No longer on exhibit
This exhibit of artwork, historic artifacts and souvenirs relates to the period 1900-1946 in Yosemite. Oral history records and digitized historic film footage and photographs complement the display.
Dates: June 16-Oct. 31, 2010
This exhibit featured paintings, prints, artifacts, and ephemera from Yosemite's early years. Historic hotel registers and the Grand Register of the Cosmopolitan were also on view. The exhibit included an interactive kiosk related to the Grand Register and a digital slide show of historic visitors and hotels.
Did You Know?
Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.