One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States cleared the way for the transcontinental railroad. That initial law is still impacting the West, America and even art. This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights a new exhibition at New York’s apexart titled “The Permanent Way that looks at the continuing impact of the railroads on the way American artists look at landscape. The exhibition is on view through July 28.
My guests are Brian Sholis, who curated the show, and Mark Ruwedel, a photographer who is included in the exhibition and whose “Westward the Course of Empire” series spotlighted the continuing physical presence of the railroad in the West.
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Image: James Welling, Hagerstown, MD, 1991.