Art & Museum Exhibits

Art & Museum Exhibits

Who were the leaders who changed the course of history and preserved Yosemite for all time? How does Yosemite continue to inspire artists today? What role did the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias play in the Yosemite Grant Act? All of these questions can be answered by attending one of the thought-provoking and informative exhibits taking place in honor of the 150th anniversary.

Your support is helping to fund the Yosemite Grant 150th Exhibit at the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite Valley. Explore paintings, photographs, portraits, prints, early maps, and audio visual displays that bring the historical figures involved in the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act to life. The exhibit, which will run June through October, will paint a visual and narrative history of Yosemite National Park and the birth of the National Park idea.

The California Historical Society is presenting Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, highlighting a broad collection of stories told through multiple and varied perspectives. This exhibition, enhanced eBook, and public program series brings these tales to people of all ages, uncovering a human history of Yosemite that is as complex and diverse as our state itself.

Go deeper in your understanding of this historical milestone by attending a 150th anniversary-themed museum or art exhibit near you.

Exhibit Details

Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums

April 23-August 17, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

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Inspiring Generations Exhibit Yosemite Valley

May 19-July 6, 2014

Ansel Adams Gallery
Yosemite Valley, CA

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Yosemite Grant 150th Museum Exhibit

June 1, 2014-October 11, 2015

Yosemite Museum
Yosemite Valley, CA

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Yosemite: A Storied Landscape

June 29, 2014-January 25, 2015

California Historical Society
San Francisco, CA

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