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Gene Foster and the Glen Canyon Project

Presented by Museum of Northern Arizona at Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff AZ

Jan 22 2023
Gene Foster and the Glen Canyon Project

Historian Susan Olberding and MNA’s Archaeology Division Director Kim Spur will introduce Gene Field Foster, an artist whose unique relationship with MNA led her to record archaeological sites in Glen Canyon during river trips in 1952.

These trips led to surveys in lower Glen Canyon, which resulted in stunning photograph documentation from her artist's perspective. Although Foster was hired to make additional surveys in 1957 with a team that included MNA librarian Katharine Bartlett and Research Associate David Brugge, Foster was not included in MNA's fieldwork once the National Park Service Gen Canyon Project launched, and her work was largely forgotten. More than sixty years later, her work is being valued for more than its

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