Janet Pritchard: Collecting Yellowstone, August 19th – September 13th, 2015

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Collecting Yellowstone, vol. 2 in the series titled More Than Scenery: Yellowstone, An American Love Story, by Janet Pritchard, as the first exhibition in the 2015 – 2016 SRO Photo Gallery Exhibition Series. Collecting Yellowstone will be on view August 19th – September 13th, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Rustic Falls + Haynes Vintage Picture Postcard (2010), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

Rustic Falls + Hayne Vintage Picture Postcard (2010), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

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Mustelidae Family in Storage, YNP Museum (2011), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

The documentary photo series Collecting Yellowstone, More than Scenery by Janet Pritchard focuses a lens on the points at which people, cultural history, and the iconic American landscape of Yellowstone National Park meet. Rather than focus on the striking natural landscape that Yellowstone National Park preserves, this series highlights the park’s libraries, galleries, storage rooms, and print and digital archives. These man-made features of Yellowstone National Park preserve a cultural history just as they continue to mediate the public’s experience and understanding of its classic landscape.

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Stereo Set with Map: Yellowstone National Park, Underwood + Underwoord, 1904, Newberry Library (2014), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

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12th Annual Hayden Expedition Report, vol. 1, AAS Reading Room (2014), archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches.

Janet Pritchard holds an MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. She is currently an associate professor of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Pritchard is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She has taken several trips over the years to experience and photograph Yellowstone National Park.

The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. Email srophotogallery.art@ttu.edu or visit www.srophotogallery.org for more information.

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