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Humans and Nature in the Collection of the Henry Art Gallery

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Eirik Johnson. Below the Glines Canyon Dam on the Upper Elwha River, Washington, 2008. Inkjet print. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, purchased with funds from T. William Booth and donors to the Henry Acquisition Fund, 2010.26.
Winslow Homer, An Adirondack Lake, 1870. Oil on canvas. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Horace C. Henry Collection, 26.71.
Jane Hamilton Hovde, Figure in Landscape, 1968. Ink on paper. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, gift of Katherine and Karin Hovde, daughters of the artist, 2018.330. © The Estate of Jane Hamilton Hovde.
Ana Mendieta, Untitled (from Silueta Works in Iowa), 1978. Chromogenic color (Ektacolor) print. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection, 2006.53.
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What We’ll Do

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with nature. It dwarfs us, enlivens us, inspires and challenges us. We seek to be one with it, yet we also strive to conquer it. It takes an artist to describe it.  

Join the Henry’s Associate Curator of Collections Ann Poulson for an interactive online experience where we’ll delve into the museum’s extensive collections, which include painting, photography, and works on paper, and get to examine many works that are rarely on public view. 

Whether you have a complicated relationship with nature, or you’re simply missing the great outdoors right now, join us as we discuss a selection of works that portray people interacting with, and intervening in, the natural world.

About Your Host
Ann Poulson
Ann Poulson

Dr. Ann Poulson is the Associate Curator of Collections at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington. She has degrees in art history, fashion history and museum studies, and modern British history (visual and material culture). She has worked with art collections in all sorts of institutions for fifteen years or so, and in her spare time she dotes on her plastic lizard and half-dead house plants.

What Else You Should Know

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This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

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