Historic photo exhibit portrays last images of Native American spirit
The Garrett Museum of Art is getting ready to host a monumental exhibit of historic work by American photographer Edward Curtis.
The collection, on loan from a private collection in California, features over 70 of his original photos of the native American people in their surroundings.
In 1900, Curtis, then 32, gave up his portrait photography business to pursue what he called his “Great Idea,” which was to capture on film the very last of Native America ways & customs before their lifestyle was destroyed.
Here WBOI’s Julia Meek talks with the museum’s director, Jim Gabbard about the collection’s scope and impact.
Edward Curtis “Shadow Catcher” Exhibit
@ Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S. Randolph St.
Exhibition runs Friday, January 14th through Sunday, March 27th, 2022
Opening Reception, Friday January 14th 7:00 p.m.
Find more information about the exhibit & the opening reception on the Garrett Museum of Art website.