50 Artists: Makeda Best on Carleton E. Watkins

Related Exhibition California and the West, Part of 50 Artists

Friday, August 26, 2016, noon

Floor 3, California and the West

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Photo: Sogolon Data

The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, Makeda Best explores Carleton E. Watkins’s photographs of Yosemite.

Makeda Best is an assistant professor in visual studies at the California College of the Arts, and specializes in the history of photography.