The Artistic Expressions of John Muir

May 13, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 ‘The Artistic Expressions of John Muir’

A talk by

Michael Wurtz

at
Dunbar Town House – Saturday 13 May
beginning at 7.00pm but come along from 6.30pm[1]

 

Mike is Head of Special Collections at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA., and one of his principal roles is as curator of the John Muir Papers and over a dozen Muir related collections.

Muir the artist is not a title that many would give him but, using artistic images from Muir’s journals, manuscripts, letters & drawings, Mike will examine how Muir used his masterful observational skills to study, promote, and protect our natural places. He will also use others to share some of Muir’s gripping near-death adventures – such as the time he experienced a Yosemite Valley earthquake.

[1] Enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink and a chance to meet Mike and fellow Californian Jamie Hinrichs, an environmental historian and PhD student at St Andrews University.

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