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See how three late-20th-century photographers view the American landscape -- as drive-through scenery rather than the entrancing wilderness of the 19th century." />
July 26, 2013 - January 20, 2014
Museum: American Art Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, South
The American landscape is one of the country’s most enduring artistic subjects and has inspired generations of artists. From Hudson River School painters to 19th-century survey photographers to Ansel Adams in the 20th-century, an idyllic view persisted. By the 1970s, however, a more prosaic view began to emerge -- one informed by the interstate highway system and the expansion of suburbs and exurbs. The 48 photographs on view, created in the 1970s and 1980s, depict the American landscape in passing and invoke an increasingly mobile society.