Sea to Shining Sea: Photographs from the Permanent Collection

Image credit: David Freese (American, b. 1946) Mount Susitna (Elevation 4,396 feet), also known as the ‘Sleeping lady,” near Anchorage, Alaska, 2003, Promised Gift of Bill Press

Opening, September 10, 2021

The song America the Beautiful describes the sweeping majesty of these United States. This exhibition starts with this premise and expands to include the playfulness and eclectic beauty of this country and its people. The photographs were captured between the years of 1972 and 2018 by American photographers. Artists include David Freese, Clyde Butcher, Joan Gentry, Don Kirby, Benjamin Dimmitt, Bruce Davidson, Bruce Dale, Mick Briscoe, Joan Gentry, Loren Nelson, and Bud Lee. Especially now when so much of our natural environment feels at peril, it is good to be reminded of the beauty that surrounds us, and the expressions and interpretations that accompany it. 

“And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”