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Art Gallery Exhibit- “Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography

September 8 @ 10:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm


Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography
September 8 – December 7, 2021
Opening Reception: September 10, 2021, 5-7 pm
Virtual Gallery Talk with Co-Curators: October 6, 2021, 5-6 pm, https://gettysburg.zoom.us/j/9991200186
Gallery Tour with Photo Collector Ron Perisho: October 22, 2021, 4pm
Reception to follow until 6pm
Co-curated by Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan and Norwegian photo historian Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad, Across the West and Toward the North features stunning historical images of waterfalls, rocky mountains, glaciers, and geysers in Norway and the United States. This large traveling exhibition examines how major changes in infrastructure, tourism, mining, and expansion changed the landscapes and affected Indigenous peoples in the nineteenth century in the two countries.
A complementary exhibition will be on display concurrently at Eckert Art Gallery, Millersville University, and the exhibition then will travel to museums in Utah, Seattle, and Norway.
This exhibition is supported by generous grants from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, Fritt Ord Foundation, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. We are also grateful for additional financial support from GeoFocus Engineers, the University of Bergen, and at Gettysburg College: Civil War Institute, History Department, Environmental Studies Program, and EPACC. The photographs are on loan from the University of Bergen Library, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and the Ron Perisho Collection.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
All events are free and open to the public. Visitors must wear properly-fitting face masks. Please check here for information and updates about Gettysburg College’s Covid-19 protocols:


September 8 @ 10:00 am
December 7 @ 4:00 pm
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Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
300 N. Washington St.
Gettysburg, 17325
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