Join Chief Curator Toby Jurovics and photographer William Wylie for a stimulating discussion in the exhibition, Route 36, a series of fifty-four photographs capturing vast spaces of the Kansas Prairie.
In his foreword to the book ROUTE 36,
the poet and essayist Merrill Gilfillan comments:
Route 36 remains one of the more dignified means of crossing the mid-continent. The stretch from Last Chance, Colorado, almost to St. Joseph, Missouri, is an unfettered, open enough artery to finally attain the rhythm and syntax of, say, a river. But it is, of course, a line, a human beeline with daffodils and homefries, laughter and subtle wreckage at its edges.
has published four books of his photographs, including Carrara
(Center for American Places, 2009) and ROUTE 36
(Flood Editions, 2010), all concerned with landscape and place. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in photography in 2005. His photographs can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Yale University Art Museum. He lives in Charlottesville where he teaches photography at the University of Virginia.
Program begins at 1 pm in pavilion gallery 13 and will be followed by a book-signing in Joslyn’s ConAgra Atrium. Event is free with regular Museum admission. Advanced registration is not required.