Edward Curtis: From the Sparks Collection | Nov. 20-Feb. 27
Steiner Family Gallery
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) sought to create a photographic document of American Indians. The photographs depicted, as Curtis wrote, "all features of Indian life and environment - the young and the old, with their habitations, industries, ceremonies, games, and everyday customs."
This exhibition features 26 photogravures from the private collection of local photographer Barbara Sparks. All of the works are part of Curtis’ The North American Indian, a series commissioned by J.P. Morgan in 1906. The goal of the project was to photograph and document Native American life, as many believed that the cultures were vanishing and that their traditions would soon be lost forever. When Curtis completed the project, he had taken over 40,000 photographs of 80 tribes and made over 10,000 sound recordings. Read more>>