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The Full Collection of Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian Exhibition

The Muskegon Museum of Art will open an exhibition of national significance and the most ambitious undertaking of this institution’s remarkable 104 year history: Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian. In Curtis’s 30-year desperate quest to document what he believed to be a “vanishing race,” he organized the greatest artistic collaboration ever, and left in its wake arguably history’s most celebrated photographic and ethnographic achievement. The rich and varied cultures of 80 different First Nation tribes, many of which survive today in 21st century America despite a half millennia of innumerable obstacles, are displayed in Curtis’s photographs. This project celebrates the artistic genius and lasting cultural legacy of the work of one man who lost everything for his art and passed away in obscurity, while at the same time offering a critical assessment of this work’s meaning to our lives, and especially to the lives of Native Americans, today.

The Full Collection of Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian Exhibition
  • Times:  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • May 11, 2017 to September 10, 2017
  • Muskegon Museum of Art
  • $10 for adults, $7 for students and FREE for children under 16
  • Recurring daily