Thomas Moran, "Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone," 1872, watercolor on paper.

7 pm | FREE

Peter Hassrick examines these acclaimed landscape artists’ competing claims on the nation’s first natural preserve and their vital contributions to America’s conservation movement. This event is part of the Now West! series of programs encouraging critical dialogue around Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and this consequential period in American history.

Hassrick is a writer and independent American art scholar who focuses on the West. He is director emeritus and senior scholar at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, director emeritus of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum, founding director emeritus of the Charles Russell Center, University of Oklahoma, and founding director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe) following twenty years as director at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.  He was also Curator of Collections, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, for five years.

Image credit: Thomas Moran (American, born in England, 1837-1926), Great Blue Spring of the Lower Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Yellowstone, 1872, watercolor on paper, 18.75 x 26 inches (frame), Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, USA, Purchased with funds from the William E. Weiss Fund, Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, Wiley Buchanan III, Nancy-Carroll Draper, Nancy and Nick Petry, Steve and Sue Ellen Klein, William C. Foxley, John F. Eulich, Mary Lou Willis McDonald IV, and D. Harold Byrd, Jr., 24.91