In November 2020, artist Bea Nettles and David Hays, professor and chair of Landscape Architecture at Illinois, took a walking tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery on the campus of the University of Illinois.

This audio recording of their walk is presented as part of Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory at KAM. An illustrated guide, including Bea Nettles's photos from 1969 and a map of the route taken can be downloaded here: Mt. Hope Walking Tour Images and Map



The audio tour is closed captioned. Select "CC" in the viewing frame above to see captions as you watch. Or you can download a pdf transcript


About Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory 

Bea Nettles explores the narrative potential of photography through constructed images often made with alternative photographic processes.

The first large-scale retrospective of her fifty-year career, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory demonstrates this celebrated artist’s experimental approaches to art-making.

Organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Sheldon Art Galleries. Co-curated by by Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, former Director, the Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri; and Jamie Allen, Associate Curator, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York

Curated at Krannert Art Museum by Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art