An acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interests range across the American landscape and American history, Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award–winning author. His weekly online column for the New York Times, the popular “Opinionator,” is often among the most-read pieces on their site.
Egan is the author of seven books, including The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America and The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, a work Walter Cronkite called “can’t-put-it-down history,” and which won the 2006 National Book Award for nonfiction. Egan is also featured prominently in Ken Burns’ 2012 film The Dust Bowl. At this event, Egan will share stories of the people who endured the nation’s hardest economic depression and its worst weather event, discussing the Dust Bowl and its resonance with the DMA’s painting Drouth Stricken Area by Alexandre Hogue. He will then connect past and present by addressing the land and water conservation issues that continue to challenge our future.
“Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present.” —The New York Times
6:30 p.m. Join Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art, for a tour of the exhibition Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series. Please send an email to artsandletterslive@DMA.org to sign up.