North American Indian Photographs Exhibit at Goodstein
Edward Curtis (American, 1868-1952), Grinding Wokas – Klamath, 1923, photogravure, 7-7/16 x 5-1/2 inches, a gift of Mr. W. Douglas Hickey, 1982.105.405. Photo copyright the University of Wyoming.
“Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis” is now on display in the Goodstein Art Gallery through Thursday, Dec. 7.
Selected from the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s collection, “Identity and Gender Roles: The North American Indian Photographs of Edward S. Curtis” examines how identity and gender roles are illustrated through his depictions of daily life.
Although forgotten for many years, today, Edward S. Curtis, 1869-1952, is one of the most recognized and celebrated photographers of Native North American Tribes. In the early 20th century, Curtis launched “The North American Indian” project, a 30-year mission which he described as an effort “to form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their … customs and traditions.” He sought to create a scholarly and artistic work that would document the ceremonies, beliefs, customs, daily life, and leaders of these groups before they “vanished,” according to information provided by the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
The show, which is courtesy of the UW Art Museum Regional Touring Exhibition Service, is free and open to the public. The Goodstein Art Gallery is located in the Goodstein Visual Arts Center on the Casper College campus. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information call 307-268-2060.
If you enjoyed this story, receive more just like it:
- Subscribe to email updates