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Thomas Moran

September 28, 1997 – January 11, 1998
East Building, Upper Level, Northeast, North Bridge and Mezzanine, Northeast

Thomas Moran, Green River Cliffs, Wyoming, 1881, oil on canvas, Gift of the Milligan and Thomson Families, 2011.2.1

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

Overview: This first retrospective of Moran's works included 97 paintings and watercolors and 17 photographs. Some of the watercolors were lent by the National Park Service as part of the 125th anniversary celebration of the creation of Yellowstone National Park. The exhibition also brought together for the first time Moran's monumental landscapes Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (1872), Chasm of the Colorado (1873-1874), and Mountain of the Holy Cross (1875), which Moran had repeatedly tried to exhibit together during his lifetime.

A short video program including archival footage of Yellowstone was shown continuously in the exhibition.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery in association with the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa. Nancy Anderson, associate curator of American and British paintings at the National Gallery, was exhibition curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by The Boeing Company.

Attendance: 217,074

Catalog: Thomas Moran, by Nancy K. Anderson with contributions by Thomas P. Bruhn, Joni L. Kinsey, and Anne Morand. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1997.

Brochure: Thomas Moran. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art.

Other Venues: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, February 8–May 10, 1998
Seattle Art Museum, June 19–August 30, 1998

Moran, Thomas
American, 1837 - 1926

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