Exhibition

Carleton Watkins

The Art of Perception

May 28-September 07, 1999

SFMOMA presents the first major critical exhibition of the work of Carleton Watkins, considered by many to be the finest American landscape photographer of the nineteenth century. The exhibition, organized by SFMOMA Associate Curator of Photography Douglas R. Nickel, presents over 150 photographs by Watkins, and is culled from institutional, corporate, and private collections across North America. In addition to Watkins' large-format prints, the exhibition will include several immense panorama pictures and many stereo views.

Carleton Watkins Cape Horn near Celilo 1867 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 in. (40 x 52.4 cm) Albumen print from wet-collodian negative Gilman Paper