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George Masa: Iconic Vistas of Highlands

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Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 02, 2019 05:00 PM

Venue: The Bascom

From March 9 - June 2, 2019 in the upstairs Loft Gallery, The Bascom has teamed with the Highlands Historical Society to showcase work by legendary photographer George Masa. George Masa was a photographer for the Vanderbilt, Grove, and Seely families, creating promotional materials for the area over 100 years ago. After seeing Masa's photographs, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. donated funds for lands that eventually became part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This exhibition showcases fifteen selected photographs by Masa of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau as well as current photos taken from the same locations by local photographer Claude Sullivan. An interactive map invites the public to go out and do the same, explore the places where Masa once trekked and take in the natural beauty that still surrounds the area. Participants can then shoot and submit their photos to The Bascom to be included in our Trail Level Education Gallery.

The Bascom offers free admission to all exhibition gallery spaces. Guests may enjoy these exhibits during gallery hours, Monday - Saturday 10 – 5pm and Sunday Noon – 5pm.

The Bascom would like to thank our year-round exhibition sponsors: Bel Canto, Cathy and Bob Fisher, Delta Air Lines, Virginia and Mike Campbell, Chaparral Foundation, Bobbie and Jon Golden, Ginger Kennedy and Kevin Naylor.

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts is located in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom focuses on providing excellent free admission exhibitions; a robust education department with art classes for people of all ages; and an expansive outreach program consisting of numerous partnerships with local nonprofit organizations. For more information about The Bascom, please visit or call 828-526-4949. Visit us in person at 323 Franklin Road Highlands, NC. The Bascom is just across the covered bridge!



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  • From Friday, March 29, 2019 10:00 AM to Sunday, June 02, 2019 05:00 PM

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