Palm Beach, Florida
October 11 – December 31, 2016
Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks features an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs of the North American Indian by Edward Curtis. Curtis, born in 1868, first encountered Native American life on a trip to Montana in 1900, sparking a monumental quest to safeguard and preserve the sacred legacy of the North American Indian for future generations. Financed by J.P. Morgan and his family, the project took thirty years, culminating in Curtis’ magnum opus, The North American Indian, a twenty-volume, twenty-portfolio set of handmade books. By his death in 1952 however, Curtis had faded into oblivion. Only recently has his work been rediscovered and treasured as it was more than 100 years ago. Today, this work stands as a landmark in the history of photography, book publishing, ethnography, and the history of the American West.
The exhibition, which is divided by geographic area, features both iconic and little-known works pulled from a collection comprised of more than 3,000 rare vintage Curtis photographs and related objects. The one hundred images, created in seven different photographic print processes, are complemented by more than twenty objects and ephemera that enrich the masterworks. The prints are among the finest examples that exist and, in some cases, are the only known example of a particular image.
Join Christopher Cardozo, exhibition curator and exhibit catalogue co-author, for a gallery talk on Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks on Friday, December 9th, at 12:15 pm. Mr. Cardozo will discuss Edward Curtis’ fascinating career and the importance of his work preserving a comprehensive record of Native American life. A catalogue signing will follow the gallery talk.
This exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York City/Paris/Lausanne, in collaboration with the Flagler Museum. It was curated by Christopher Cardozo and Todd Brandow.
Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by Delmonico Books/Prestel Verlag. The catalogue is available for purchase in the Museum Store.
UNTITLED (GIRL WITH JAR) – HOPI, 1900
THE BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM August 20 – November 20, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery
BY HER HAND: NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN, THEIR ART, AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF EDWARD CURTIS
This innovative traveling exhibition brings together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, the exhibition allows us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, will be incorporated in the exhibition.
August 20, 2016 4:00 – 9:00
Come to the opening of By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S Curtis.
Enjoy a gallery walk through with the Collectors Eric and Lynda Sermon. Then head over to the chili bar and drinks featuring wine and craft brews. Live musical entertainment will be provided. At 7:00 we will have a panel discussion featuring the Sermons and Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography and Head of Collections at the High Museum in Atlanta. Following the discussion, indulge in coffee with dessert and a double discount in the Booth store.
A Mono Home, 1924
PLAYMATES – APSAROKE, 1905
UNTITLED (NAMPEYO PAINTING), 1900