The national Parks - Select Images by American Photographer Mark Burns
Jun. 4 - Sept. 3, 2016
Patron Preview Party : Fri. June 3, 2016
Mark Burns lecture at the Centrum: Thurs. June 23rd at 6:30p
The Pearl will close at 10:00p that day to allow guest to view Mark Burns work after the lecture.
The National Parks – Select Images by American photographer Mark Burns centers around the Centennial Anniversary of America’s National Park Service, celebrating the vital role the visual image played in the history and creation of our national parks. The exhibition consists of the artist’s selection of twenty-eight iconic national park photographs, alongside original-period national park paintings by Thomas Moran, Thomas Hill and Joseph Henry Sharp.
Mark Burns is truly a master of the black-and-white image. Burns says, “For me, there was never a question; black-and-white photography is the medium that I love to work in. When I combine that with the Centennial Anniversary of America’s National Park Service, I had the timeless bridge back to the past century that I wanted.”
The original, full exhibition consisting of one photograph from each of the fifty-nine national parks opened at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas in November, 2015. Former President George H.W. Bush said, “Along the way, Mark has become a learned historian and meteorologist, able to follow moon phases with the best of them. He has also clearly mastered the medium of black-and-white photography. And, in my view, he has earned distinction as a modern-day Ansel Adams.”
Mark Burns Lecture at the Centrum