Lecture - "Thomas Moran, Louis Prang and the Chromo Controversy"

Event Details

Date: June 22, 2013

Time: 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Location: Gilcrease Museum

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Deborah Burke 918-596-2768


Exhibition Lecture for Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran

Joni Kinsey, Ph. D., Professor of American art history at the University of Iowa, explores a fascinating series of fifteen color reproductions of Moran's watercolors that L. Prang and Co. of Boston published in 1876. Renowned today as the finest examples of chromolithography ever produced, in the 1870s these prints were at the center of a heated controversy about the impact of reproductions on popular taste.  This lecture explores the origins, marketing, reception, and ultimately tragic fate of these remarkable pictures.

Free with museum admission.