Zip Zoom Discussion: Albert Bierstadt's painting, "Yosemite Falls"

Art - Lecture/Discussion

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
12:30 PM-1:00 PM


By the early 1860s, Bierstadt achieved international fame for his series of monumental landscapes celebrating the American frontier. During his second trip West in 1863, the German-American artist created sketches of Yosemite Falls, or "Cho-looke" as termed by the region's Miwok people, Ahwahneechee. Though modest in scale compared to his other expansive views, Yosemite Falls conveys the natural beauty and grandeur of the region through an interplay of atmospheric effects. Join docent Anne Hunter for a discussion about Bierstadt's work in the American West.

Albert Bierstadt, "Yosemite Falls," 1865 to 1870, oil on canvas, Gift from the Estate of Mrs. William H. Sawyer, Jr. 1954.66

Cost: Free

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School

Last Modified: November 19, 2021 at 12:03 PM


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