The Eiteljorg Museum in Indiana will soon open a grand exhibition that tells a thrilling artistic story. Who are the major names included?
Six million years is a long time, but the Colorado River has taken advantage, slowly carving its way through the bedrock to form one of the most spectacular natural wonders in existence: the Grand Canyon. Opening March 25 at Indianapolis’ Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, “The Grand Canyon” is an extraordinary and captivating exhibition that highlights how some of the most renowned artists have represented earth’s biggest scar.
Among the major artists shown in the exhibition are Ansel Adams, Thomas Moran, and William Henry Holmes. What is more, the exhibition has been organized in tandem with a host of other events, including lectures and geology talks, art-making activities, an IMAX film showing, curator talks, and symphony orchestral performances. There’s surely something for everyone and a range of ways to appreciate the Grand Canyon.

“The Grand Canyon is a revered icon of the American West,” says John Vanausdall, Eiteljorg president and CEO. “But its interconnected natural and human histories are perhaps lesser known. ‘The Grand Canyon’ exhibit explores the extraordinary natural beauty and delicate ecosystem of this remarkable landmark and gives visitors a view that can only be topped by visiting the Canyon itself.”

“The Grand Canyon” will be on view through August 7. To learn more about the exhibition and its accompanying events, visit the Eiteljorg Museum.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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