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Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West presents a remarkable exhibition celebrating the life and works of Edward Curtis, Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis, opening on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

At the close of the 19th century, many Indigenous Peoples in the United States continued to adhere to traditional ways of life despite the tremendous pressures of modernity. Visionary photographer Edward Curtis saw the importance of honoring these people on film. Over three decades, Curtis created thousands of images, audio recordings, and the earliest motion pictures of Native Peoples, all while making tremendous contributions to the art and science of photography.

Curtis’s monumental endeavor would all but consume him. His life’s work would almost vanish into history. In the 1970s, in a Boston bookstore warehouse, his art came to light once more. Today, Edward Curtis’s vision lives on beginning on Oct. 19, 2021 and running through April 30, 2023.

To learn more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org.

Venue

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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