Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art Jonathan Stuhlman conceived of and curated the special exhibition celebrating the Panama Canal’s centennial. He will discuss the historical context for artists from the United States who painted the Canal, and examine the impact that the experience had on Clark, Lie, and Pennell.
Special exhibition programming is supported by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. Looking Out from “The Big Ditch”: What Panama Meant to Alson Skinner Clark, Jonas Lie, and Joseph Pennell is generously sponsored by Balfour Beatty Construction.
Joseph Pennell (American, 1857-1926). At the Bottom of Gatun Lock, 1912, transfer lithograph. The Mint Museum. Purchased with funds provided by Wells Fargo as part of its support for Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100. 2014.42. Photo courtesy of Allinson Gallery, Inc.