EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE, NY.- The East Hampton Historical Society
, stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, encourage the public to experience Thomas Moran Discovers the American West, an illustrated journey of the 1871 exhibition by Moran to Wyoming. Morans adventures inspired both the art world and the National Parks Service.
Treasures from Yellowstone
Curated by Richard Barons, the East Hampton Historical Societys Chief Curator, this artful and historically curated exhibition, took over two years to assemble. Over 70 items many on temporary loan details Morans adventurous participation in the 1871 Hayden Expedition to Wyoming, told through oil paintings, watercolors, period maps, stereographic cards, wood engravings, photographs, late 19th century publications and Morans personal items. During these final few weeks, Mr. Barons will be on-site to personally take you on this illustrated journey, a journey that helped to inspire the National Parks Service and galvanized a group of artists to promote Americas pride in its landscapes and natural wonders.
The substantial portion of this exhibit is material that is returning to Mr. Morans Studio after being gifted to Yellowstone National Park in the 1940s. In addition, the exhibition was made possible by the generous loan of paintings and artifacts from highly respected institutions and museums, including the US Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, Museum of Yellowstone, Parrish Art Museum, Guild Hall, Brigham Young University Library, private collectors and renowned libraries and galleries all on temporary loan.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime look into the adventure that launched Moran on a trajectory to become one of the leaders of both the National Parks movement and the art world
but time is running out! Experience these major works of art, all under the roof of the recently renovated Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio (circa 1884), Main Street, East Hampton. Run dont walk to Thomas Moran Discovers the American West by Sunday, November 10, before its going, going, gone! Admission is free. All are welcome.