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East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
March 12 – July 16, 2017
West Building, Ground Floor, Inner Tier

Henry Peter Bosse, Construction of Rock and Brush Dam, L.W. 1891, 1891, cyanotype, National Gallery of Art, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon, 2006.131.2

Along with Civil War images, pictures of the American West have long dominated the canon of 19th-century American landscape photography, but scant attention has been given to many of the photographers working in the eastern half of the United States. East of the Mississippi is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on this rich chapter of America’s photographic history. 175 works—including daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints, stereo cards, and albums—show landscapes ranging from dramatic views of Niagara Falls and picturesque scenes in the White Mountains to devastated Civil War battlefields and the construction of the Atlantic & Great Western Railway. A fully illustrated catalog further explores the work of approximately 50 photographers, highlighting their practices and concerns.

Organization: The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Sponsors: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund.

Additional funding is kindly provided by Kate and Wes Mitchell.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Other venues: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, October 5, 2017–January 7, 2018

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