Yosemite exhibit

March 4, 2014 

The Lure and Lore of Yosemite is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of art and literature relating to the history of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove. The exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Oakhurst on Highway 41 throughout 2014.

Materials on display range from Lafayette Bunnell's account of the 'discovery' of the Valley, in 1851, to John Muir's famous Century Magazine articles (published in 1890) that led to the creation of Yosemite National Park.

Visitors to the exhibit will get a powerful sense of the impact of tourism on Yosemite in the decades between 1870 and 1900.

Yosemite was also a mecca for artists and photographers, many of whose works appear, including: lithographs by San Francisco artist George Holbrook Baker, magnificent mammoth plate photographs by Carleton Watkins, and an original pencil sketch (from 1855) by Thomas Ayres — who was the first artist ever to draw Yosemite.

Join the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in taking this unique journey back through time.

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