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Jun 27 2012 8:47AM
A Grand Collection: Artworks f
Jun 16 2012 12:00AM - Jan 19 2013 12:00AM
Terminal 4, Level 3, Gallery
Arizona’s most famous natural wonder, the Grand Canyon has been capturing the imagination and inspiring artists since the 19th century. Through early paintings and photographs, the public became aware of the incredible natural beauty of the country. Thomas Moran’s paintings directly influenced the establishment of our National Park system, first with Yellowstone in 1872 and later the Grand Canyon in 1919. Today, contemporary artists continue the tradition of bringing awareness of the Canyon’s grandeur through their artwork, helping to preserve it for future generations.
The National Park Service became the guardians of important artworks as a means to educate and promote the country’s natural sites. Accumulated through donation over the years, the Grand Canyon National Park’s art collection continues to grow with their Artist-in-Residence program. Their support group, the Grand Canyon Association also has established an art collection. Acquired with purchase awards and by donation, the collection has become a tool for education and preservation.
Featuring artwork from the early 20th century through today, this exhibition is a sample of the broad scope of style and media that makes up the holdings of Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon Association. Both art collections serve as a promotion or cultural advocate for the Canyon. It is this grand vision that has created A Grand Collection.