Symposium for "Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography"

Friday, March 25, 2022 | 10:00 AM—4:00 PM

Join curators, scholars, and collectors from Norway and North America for a symposium centered on the MOA’s exhibition Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography. Each session is free and open to all; registration is not required.

Program:

9:30 – 10:00: Continental Breakfast (Education Wing)

10:00 – 12:00: Session I (MOA Auditorium)

Welcome: Janalee Emmer, Museum Director, BYU Museum of Art
The Prospects of Across the West and Toward the North: Shannon Egan, Director of Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Photographs: When Personal Initiative and Institutional Frameworks Intersect: Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad, University of Bergen Library, Bergen Norway, 2022 Loftur Bjarnason Lecturer
Panel Q&A
Gallery Walk-Through
Knud Knudsen: Routes, Roads, and Landscapes: Torild Gjesvik, Senior Lecturer, University of Oslo, Norway (Zoom Recording)

12:00 – 2:00: Break

2:00 – 4:00: Session II (MOA Auditorium)

Getting Soaked at YellowstoneElizabeth Hutchinson, Associate Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
Adventures in Collecting 19th Century Photography: Ron Perisho, Author and Photography Collector, Gettysburg
Tough Places and Tough Men: Photography, Masculinity, and the American West: James Swensen, Assistant Professor of Art History, Brigham Young Universtiy (Zoom Recording)
Wilse’s Seattle: A Norwegian Photographer in the Pacific Northwest: Leslie Anderson, Curatorial Department Director, National Nordic Museum, Seattle
Remarks on a Nordic Conception of Landscape: Nate Kramer and Christopher Oscarson, Scandinavian Studies, Brigham Young University
Panel Q&A
Closing Remarks: Janalee Emmer, Museum Director, BYU Museum of Art


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