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A Staggering Panorama: Women Artists and the Grand Canyon

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A Staggering Panorama: Women Artists and the Grand Canyon

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The iconic image of the Grand Canyon, the state’s signature landscape, has inspired countless artists with its geologically impressive and colorful beauty. In the nineteenth century, there were few women who participated in the national enthusiasm for landscape painting, but in the twentieth century, women emphatically claimed this subject. The Santa Fe Railway formed the first corporate art collection in America, focusing its efforts on the Southwest, and purchasing many works by women to promote their routes. The Canyon was the earliest and most developed tourist site in the state, and it was Mary Jane Colter who created attractive parkitecture for the Fred Harvey Company at the South Rim.

The iconic image of the Grand Canyon, the state’s signature landscape, has inspired countless artists with its geologically impressive and colorful beauty. In the nineteenth century, there were few women who participated in the national enthusiasm for landscape painting, but in the twentieth century, women emphatically claimed this subject. The Santa Fe Railway formed the first corporate art collection in America, focusing its efforts on the Southwest, and purchasing many works by women to promote their routes. The Canyon was the earliest and most developed tourist site in the state, and it was Mary Jane Colter who created attractive parkitecture for the Fred Harvey Company at the South Rim.

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Date:
March 20
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Casa Grande Public Library
449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Phone:
(520) 421-8710
Website:
http://www.casagrandeaz.gov/rec/library/