Edward Curtis in the Southwest

Edward Curtis. A JicarillaJune 20 – August 31, 2014
Turner-Thomas Galleries

Edward Curtis
A Jicarilla

Exhibition made possible by:
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Rogers

This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of the Southwest, explores Edward Curtis’s monumental project, The North American Indian. This project took Curtis thirty years to complete, taking him from Mexico to the Arctic, from the Rockies to the Pacific, photographing and recording more than 80 tribes. The final product yielded 40,000 photographs, the first full-length ethnographic motion picture, 10,000 wax-cylinder recordings, and 20 volumes of ethnographic text with accompanying portfolios. This exhibition will focus on Curtis’s time in the American Southwest, looking at the tribes he documented, the travels necessary to reach these distant tribes and the quality of his work. This exhibition runs concurrently with Our People, our Land, Our Images, allowing visitors to learn about native peoples both behind and in front of the camera.


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1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701