June 7 The Lure of Public Land
Presentation and Discussion
Program begins at 1:00 PM in the Abbott Lecture Hall

In celebration of Joslyn's special exhibitions, Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran and The Lure of Public Land: Photographs of the West by William Sutton, join us for a conversation ranging from the establishment of Yellowstone as the first national park to the challenges of the contemporary West.

Image: William S. Sutton (American, b. 1956), Mine tailings above Leadville and the Collegiate Peaks, San Isabel National Forest, Colorado, 1989, ink jet print, Copyright William Sutton

Speakers include Thomas Brent Smith, Director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum; photographer William Sutton; and Harris Sherman, former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the USDA.  A discussion moderated by Mace Hack, State Director of the Nature Conservancy, and Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, will follow.

This event is presented by Joslyn's Durham Center for Western Studies in partnership with the Nature Conservancy.  Program is free and open to the public.