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From Here to the Horizon: Photographs in Honor of Barry Lopez

August 18, 2023 through December 21, 2023
  • Andrew Moore, Broken Pivot, Cherry County, Nebraska.
  • Virginia Beahan, 17 Palms Oasis, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.
  • Terry Evans, Platte River, Nebraska.
  • Mark Klett, My Camera at the Head of Sinbad, San Rafael Swell, Utah 5/22/93.

Note: Sheldon will be closed May 27 through August 17 for building upgrades and the installation of new exhibitions. The dates of From Here to the Horizon include the fall semester, August 18 through December 21.

This exhibition celebrates the unprecedented gift of more than ninety works donated by fifty American photographers to honor the late writer Barry Lopez, who wrote about the landscape in lyrical prose that offered a vivid and passionate account of humankind’s relationship with the natural world.

Best known for Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1986, Lopez was the author of dozens of essays and works of fiction and nonfiction, including the recently released Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World.

From Here to the Horizon is accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, with contributions from Debra Gwartney, Robert Macfarlane, and Toby Jurovics.

Second-floor south galleries, including the Rohman Family Gallery, the Sarah Pearson Campbell Gallery, the Henning Family Gallery, and the Woods Family Gallery