“In the Footsteps of John Muir: An Exhibit by Scottish Photographer Ken Paterson”, at the Arts Club of Washington—Held April 15 – 27, 2014.
In 2014, in cooperation with the American Scottish Foundation (ASF) out of New York City and the National Parks Service, NCTDC cosponsored a Scottish photography exhibit in honor of National Tartan Day 2014. This exhibit was hosted at the Arts Club of Washington (the historic home of Scottish-American U.S. President James Monroe), located in downtown Washington, DC, ASF had been sponsoring an exhibit at Federal Hall on Wall Street, in NYC, of some 30+ photographs by noted Scottish photographer Ken Paterson, who lectures on Scottish photography at Stevenson College in Edinburgh. ASF and NCTDC brought this same exhibit to DC for Tartan Day 2014. The works on display (some depicted here) are natural scenes photographed by Paterson, both in Scotland and at Yosemite and various other national parks in the USA—all locations known to, and previously photographed by John Muir, the famous Scots-born naturalist and nature photographer who is credited as the founder of the national park system in the USA.
The NCTDC continues to provide educational opportunities to share the contribution of Scots and Scots-Americans to the United States of America as the only organization present in the Washington D.C. Metro area with this specific charter honoring National Tartan Day. Please visit our Symposium page to see what is in store for this year’s opportunity.