Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions

Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis

A traveling exhibition organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art

A beautiful and affordable exhibition of 40 original photogravures by Edward S. Curtis is available as a touring exhibition from the Dubuque Museum of Art. The exhibition features highlights from Curtis’s sweeping collection of Native American images from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952), born near Whitewater, Wisconsin, spent over 30 years creating his magnum opus, a twenty volume collection containing in-depth descriptions and breathtaking images of Native American people, culture, and customs. Against staggering odds and constant setbacks, Curtis persisted and in the end he was able to photograph over 80 tribes throughout the American West and part of Canada.

Details:

  • 40 works, matted in maple frames, 27×23 inches each
  • 3 – 27×23 inch panels: a title panel, a tribe map, and a portrait of Curtis.
  • Electronic labels and a PDF for a printable exhibition brochure.
  • Approximately 200 running feet of gallery space.
  • $7,500 rental fee plus two-way fine art shipping for up to 12 weeks.

For available booking dates, please contact Stacy Peterson, Associate Curator.


Venues:

2017 Jan – May, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

2016 Nov – Jan, Burpee Museum of Natural History

2015 Aug – Nov, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

2015 Feb – May, Whatcom Museum

2014 Apr – Sep, Mennello Museum of American Art

2013 Aug – 2014 Jan, Museum of Wisconsin Art

2011 Aug – Oct, MacNider Art Museum

2011 Mar – Aug, Blanden Art Museum

2010 Feb – July, Wichita Museum of Art


 

Remnants of the West: Photography by Edward S. Curtis and Mark James

A traveling exhibition organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art and the Studio of the American West

This unique exhibition of 40 photographs spans more than a century, presenting contemporary landscape photographer Mark James alongside early 20th century photographer Edward S. Curtis. Both artists found inspiration in the American West. While Colorado photographer Mark James focuses exclusively on the natural landscape, Curtis documented Native American tribes and in the process captured stunning landscapes as backdrops to daily life. James has drawn inspiration from Curtis and Pictorialism, the 19th century art movement that promoted photography as an art form. Throughout the exhibition the images show this influence in direct, one-to-one conversations – connecting the past to the present.

Between 1895 and 1930, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) relentlessly pursued one of the most ambitious photography projects ever undertaken – documenting traditional life of Native American tribes west of the Mississippi River. The result of this colossal project was a magnificent 20 volume collection of texts and photographs known as The North American Indian.

Mark James was born in San Diego, California in 1955 but spent his formative years as a child in a small Arizona town north of Phoenix. He has lived in Colorado for over 40 years, starting his professional career as a commercial photographer in 1977. In 2010, he and wife Patricia founded the Studio of American West Photography as a catalyst to actively foster educational programming around the history and techniques of photography.

Details:

  • 40 works, matted  in maple and dark wood frames, 27×23 inches each
  • Electronic object labels and five descriptive text panels
  • Approximately 200 running feet of gallery space
  • $7,500 rental fee plus two-way fine art shipping for up to 12 weeks

For available booking dates, please contact Stacy Peterson, Associate Curator.

Edward Curtis
Edward Curtis
Mark James
Mark James