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Carleton E. Watkins

Carleton E. Watkins (American, 1829–1916)
Washington Column, c. 1865

Albumen silver print
20” x 16” (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Bank of America Collection

Clare Leighton

Clare Leighton (American, b. England, 1898–1989)
The Lumber Camp – Landing, 1931

Wood engraving
8 1/4” x 12 1/2” (20.9 x 31.7 cm)
Bank of America Collection

Courtesy of the Artist’s estate

Aurora Robson

Aurora Robson (American, b. Canada, 1972)
Marina Gasolina, 2014

Plastic debris, aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic and mica powder
19” x 20” x 9” (48.2 x 50.8 x 22.8 cm)
Bank of America Collection

© 2021 Aurora Robson

Darius Kinsey

Darius Kinsey (American, 1869–1945)
Turn of Big Fir Logs at Yarding Donkey, c. 1916

Gelatin silver print
10” x 13” (25.4 x 33 cm)
Bank of America Collection

Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein (American, 1915–1985)
Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936

Gelatin silver print
7 1/2” x 7 1/2” (19 x 19 cm)
Bank of America Collection

Fran Gormley

Fran Gormley (American, b. 1956)
A World Elsewhere 17, 2010

Digital C-print mounted to acrylic glass
34 ½” x 52” (87.6 x 132 cm)
Bank of America Collection

© 2010 Fran Gormley

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

The Long View | From Conservation to Sustainability
Works from the Bank of America Collection

The Long View: From Conservation to Sustainability | Works from the Bank of America Collection traces the history and impact of the environmental movement through art. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and continuing to the present, the exhibition examines the evolution of our relationship with—and need to protect—the Earth and its inhabitants, and the artists that have played a role in shaping the environmental conversation.

The Art in our Communities® program curated The Long View to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to reaffirm Bank of America’s dedication to financing low-carbon and sustainable business activities across the globe.

The show comprises 77 photographs, paintings, fine prints and sculpture categorized into four thematic sections. The Beginnings of Conservation features artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries whose works influenced the environmental movement. Included are John James Audubon, whose painstaking prints of birds and other wildlife inspired the founding of the Audubon Society, and photographer Carleton Watkins, whose vistas of Yosemite gave rise to the founding of the National Park Service.

Push and Pull—Industry and Environment features works from the first half of the twentieth century, including iconic images by photojournalists Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, when unsustainable farming practices worsened the effect of an extreme draught, a disaster both natural and of human origin.

The Emergence of Conservation Activism focuses on postwar works and the ecology movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. When the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans celebrated this movement dedicated to protecting our world, brought to life in Robert Rauschenberg’s Earth Day poster from the same year. Land artist Michael Heizer’s dialogue with the Earth, reversing geological history by leaving a human imprint, is seen in his Scrap Metal series, 1978, composed of aluminum and zinc waste recycled from California’s aeronautical industry.

In Working Towards a Sustainable Vision, contemporary artists including Richard Misrach, David Maisel, Terry Evans, Andreas Gursky, Ed Burtynsky and collaborative partners Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee focus our attention on ways humanity has radically transformed the planet, and how we must protect it.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION

The Long View | From Conservation to Sustainability
Works from the Bank of America Collection

The Long View: From Conservation to Sustainability | Works from the Bank of America Collection traces the history and impact of the environmental movement through art. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century and continuing to the present, the exhibition examines the evolution of our relationship with—and need to protect—the Earth and its inhabitants, and the artists that have played a role in shaping the environmental conversation.

The Art in our Communities® program curated The Long View to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to reaffirm Bank of America’s dedication to financing low-carbon and sustainable business activities across the globe.

The show comprises 77 photographs, paintings, fine prints and sculpture categorized into four thematic sections. The Beginnings of Conservation features artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries whose works influenced the environmental movement. Included are John James Audubon, whose painstaking prints of birds and other wildlife inspired the founding of the Audubon Society, and photographer Carleton Watkins, whose vistas of Yosemite gave rise to the founding of the National Park Service.

Push and Pull—Industry and Environment features works from the first half of the twentieth century, including iconic images by photojournalists Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression, when unsustainable farming practices worsened the effect of an extreme draught, a disaster both natural and of human origin.

The Emergence of Conservation Activism focuses on postwar works and the ecology movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. When the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans celebrated this movement dedicated to protecting our world, brought to life in Robert Rauschenberg’s Earth Day poster from the same year. Land artist Michael Heizer’s dialogue with the Earth, reversing geological history by leaving a human imprint, is seen in his Scrap Metal series, 1978, composed of aluminum and zinc waste recycled from California’s aeronautical industry.

In Working Towards a Sustainable Vision, contemporary artists including Richard Misrach, David Maisel, Terry Evans, Andreas Gursky, Ed Burtynsky and collaborative partners Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee focus our attention on ways humanity has radically transformed the planet, and how we must protect it.

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