Carleton E. Watkins, No. 2 View on the Road, 1860-1880. Paper; collodion print; mounted on flat card. Autry Museum of the American West; 90.253.1950.1.

Lectures and Workshops

Tyler Green on the Life and Photography of Carleton Watkins

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Free to Autry Members / Included With Museum Admission
Reservations Recommended

About the Event

Carleton Watkins (1829–1916) is best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, which motivated Congress to preserve Yosemite as the prototypical “national park.” Drawing on recent scholarship and fresh archival discoveries, author Tyler Green reveals how Watkins didn’t just reflect his time but acted as an agent of influence—shaping America’s idea of the West and making the West a full participant in the nation.
Program is followed by a book signing.