This fall, author Tyler Green is continuing his series of lectures in relation to his award-winning book, Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, an expansive history of influential landscape photographer Carleton Watkins (1829–1916).
“This book is a thoughtfully researched meditation on a photographer’s complex contribution to the formation of our national identity…. Green’s research is not just about Watkins, but about the significance of the American West, and in some ways the definition of America itself… [M]uch like Watkins’s work, Making the West American is at once technical and transcendent.”—Aperture
Carleton Watkins Events
- September 14 at 7 pm: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site, Woodstock, Vermont — Talk exploring the surprising relationships between Watkins, New England, and the national park idea – including connections to Frederick Billings and Woodstock, VT.
- September 18 at 6 pm: Kern County Museum, Bakersfield, California — Book discussion with Tyler Green
- October 2 at 6:30 pm: Detroit Institute of Arts — Book discussion with Tyler Green
- October 17: Southern Methodist University, Dallas — Book discussion with Tyler Green
Modern Art Notes Podcast Live Tapings
- September 25 at 5:30 pm: with Tiffany Chung at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska — Multimedia artist Tiffany Chung will be interviewed by Tyler Green, host of the Modern Art Notes Podcast, in a live taping for broadcast on the series. Chung, one of the three featured artists in the Sheldon exhibition Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement, is noted for her cartographic drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and theater performances that examine conflict, migration, and displacement in relation to history and cultural memory.
- October 15 at 7 pm: with Robyn O’Neil at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas — Artist Robyn O’Neil is in conversation with the producer and host of the Modern Art Notes podcast, Tyler Green, in conjunction with the Modern’s exhibition Robyn O’Neil: WE, THE MASSES, a survey that examines the artist’s formal and conceptual developments over the past two decades.