Edward Curtis: Art and Science
Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art
Edward S. Curtis left an enduring body of images of Native and First Nations people from the viewpoint of the "vanishing race"—the belief that indigenous populations in North America and their unique cultures would not survive. Learn about the artistic modes of image-making prevalent in the early 20th century and Curtis’s work to conflate art and science, as he documented traditions and language using photography, film, and sound.
This lecture is currently sold out. We will release any unclaimed seats 10 minutes prior to the lecture to those waiting on our standby line on a first-come, first served basis. There will also be a free simulcast available in Nordstrom Lecture Hall.
Lectures are held Wednesday evenings at the Seattle Art Museum. Doors open at 6 pm for Happy Hour in the South Hall where you can enjoy complimentary wine and light snacks. Curator talks begin at 7 pm in Plestcheeff Auditorium.