Thomas Moran: Exhibit Overview

In the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone  
Thomas Moran
In the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

American Visionaries: Thomas Moran, a World Wide Web exhibit, features works from NPS museum collections on exhibit in the first retrospective of Thomas Moran's work organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. The exhibition opened September 28, 1997, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It is on view from February 8 through May 10, 1998, at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. The exhibition will travel to the Seattle Art Museum, where it will be on display from June 20 through August 30, 1998.

American Visionaries: Thomas Moran, the NPS exhibit, features works from Yellowstone National Park’s museum collections displayed in the retrospective exhibition. These include sketches that Moran produced in the Yellowstone area, sketchbooks filled with field studies and notations, and charcoal drawings. Photographs by William Henry Jackson from the park's archives are featured. The panoramic "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" now owned by the Department of the Interior is also on view.

Yellowstone National Park's museum houses some tools Thomas Moran used in his work, including brushes and palette knives; the diary Moran kept during his travels to Yellowstone; an early attempt at an autobiography; and some personal effects. Rare film footage in the retrospective exhibition comes from Yosemite National Park’s museum collection.



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