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Exhibition

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

January 27, 2023 through May 26, 2023
  • Frank Gohlke, Looking SE across Lahar (mud flow) - 6 miles SE of Mount St. Helen's, Washington.
  • Virginia Beahan, 17 Palms Oasis, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.
  • Terry Evans, Platte River, Nebraska.
  • Mary Peck, Following the Route of the Keystone XL, Syncrude Tailings Pond, North of Ft. McMurray, Alberta.
  • Mark Klett, My Camera at the Head of Sinbad, San Rafael Swell, Utah 5/22/93.

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


This exhibition celebrates the unprecedented gift of more than ninety works donated by fifty American photographers to honor the writer Barry Lopez, who died in 2020 at age seventy-five.

For more than five decades, Lopez 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 will be accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, with contributions from Debra Gwartney, Robert Macfarlane, and Toby Jurovics.