In what ways have Americans impacted the environment?
What is our collective responsibility toward the earth and each other?
How do artists engage with these questions through works of art?
The US national park system exists in part because of artists. Photographer Carleton Watkins’s mammoth photographs and intimate stereographs of Yosemite, including
- Why did the artists choose to depict these particular natural elements and settings?
- Why and how did these works of art successfully convince lawmakers to enact new laws?
- How did viewers see and experience these works of art?
- Why did these works of art become so widespread and popular?