"Beauty is like a soul that hovers over the surface of form. Its presence is unmistakable in Art or in Life. The measure of its revelation depends on the measure of our own soul-consciousness, the boundaries of our own spirit." -- Gutzon Borglum
Before he created Mount Rushmore, Gutzon Borglum already had a productive and successful career as an artist.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center organized a 1999 exhibition titled "Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941)." Selections from that exhibit illustrate some of the influences Borglum incorporated into his work. Frequently, Borglum favored muscular, dynamic poses for his subjects, and he also liked to make art on a large scale.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
She set out to save a species… us.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.