Yosemite has long been the inspiration for some of the worlds finest painters and this summer you can check out their work and learn more about their influence on Yosemite in a new exhibit entitled Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The exhibit, located in the Yosemite Valley Museum (adjacent to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center), features paintings from Yosemite’s extensive museum collection including early artists like Thomas Ayres, Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran as well as 20th century artists Chiura Obata and Gunnar Widforss and contemporary pieces by Jane Culp, Gregory Kondos and Richard Richards.
The historic hotel registers will be on display alongside the “Grand Register of Yo-Semite Valley”. The register is available for the public to view through an interactive kiosk and features entries from visitors to Yosemite Valley as early as 1873.
The exhibit is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and ends Sunday, September 30, 2012. Go check it out. It’s great fun and a great way to learn about the history of Yosemite National Park.