When you stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon, all the things you’ve had on your mind tend to shift to the back of your brain. The grandeur and wonder and beauty of it takes your breath away, and all your little nagging worries are put in perspective.
Now, with the help of Houstonian Mark Burns’ stunning photographs, you can be transported to the Grand Canyon without leaving College Station. From Friday March 1 through June 9, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new exhibit, “Grand Canyon Photographs: Celebrating the Centennial 1919-2019.” Featuring vintage-inspired panoramics as well as night photography, the exhibit also includes a looped, time-lapse video of the continually changing light, hues and weather of the canyon.
A gifted photographer from a young age, Burns began his professional career in the late 70s. A photographic jack of all trades, Burns completed a five year project in the fall of 2015 that captured all 59 US National Parks in black and white. Burns is a master of both black and white photography and large format photography, a perfect combination when your subjects are our National Parks.
Some consider the Grand Canyon one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and scientists estimate it has been carved out over the span of six million years. Since 2019 marks the park’s 100th anniversary, for those who can’t squeeze in a visit, the exhibit is a perfect way to commemorate the occasion. Don’t miss this opportunity to Immerse yourself in the canyon’s astonishing beauty.
The George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum welcomes visitors during the museum’s normal business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission fees: $9 per adult, $3 for youth. Active-duty military and up to five family members, plus TAMU and Blinn students: free. Also be sure to check out the museum’s group and senior citizen rates.
To purchase tickets and to read more about the exhibit, visit: http://bit.ly/gbgrandcanyon