Connect the Thoughts

If you stay tuned to yesterday’s inaugural events long enough, you might have seen this painting during the inaugural luncheon. At first glance, the painting reminded me of the Carter’s painting Sunrise, Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt.

You might be interested to know that Bierstadt visited Yosemite Valley in 1863, the year that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and that the EP will be the subject of a special Gallery Talk in late February.


Actually, I saw that and that was the first thing I thought of. The second thing was that I like the Bierstadt better.

I agree with you about liking the Bierstadt better, but I guess they couldn't use one since George W. Bush did.

An interesting aside - a former Carter registrar is now the Senate's registrar and is the one who "found" this painting for the luncheon and helped write the blurb about it.

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