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Thomas Moran's Watercolors of Yellowstone

October 14, 1984 – January 27, 1985
West Building, Ground Floor, Graphics Gallery GS-10 (500 sq. ft.)

Installation view of Thomas Moran's Watercolors of Yellowstone, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 16 watercolors by Thomas Moran, acquired by Thomas Gilcrease in 1947, were lent by the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Oklahoma. The watercolors were the result of an expedition to Yellowstone in 1871 by Thomas Moran, the first major artist to see and paint the region. 3 other watercolors from the institute's collection of more than 1,000 works by Moran were also shown.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Thomas Gilcrease Institute. Linda Ayres was the coordinator. This was one of a group of small exhibitions of graphics, Nineteenth-Century America on Paper: Four Exhibitions, opening at the same time.

Attendance: 39,801

Brochure: Thomas Moran's Watercolors of Yellowstone, by Linda Ayres. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984.

Moran, Thomas
American, 1837 - 1926