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Bierstadt’s “Domes of Yosemite”: The Creation of an Icon

May 2
7:00 pm


St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Image of Domes of Yosemite painting

Yosemite was more than the first federally protected American landscape; it was an emblem of freedom in the years surrounding the Civil War. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum, discusses the story behind Bierstadt’s monumental painting, weaving together several historical threads to deepen our appreciation of Yosemite as part of our national identity.

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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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