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Pastfinders Lecture – Light & Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward Curtis at Mustang Library or Virtual

Wade Weber, Director of Education at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, will highlight the exhibition, Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis currently in display at the Museum of the West until April 2023.

In the early decades of the 20th century, Edward S. Curtis’ (1868-1952) The North American Indian project became the largest anthropological enterprise ever undertaken in the United States. From the 1890s on, Curtis took thousands of photographs of Native Americans across the American West, yielding his monumental work, The North American Indian (1907- 1930), an illustrated publication of photographs in 20 volumes. The project was supported by Theodore Roosevelt and funded in part by J. Pierpont Morgan. It inspired photography exhibitions, postcards, magazine articles, books for young readers, lecture series, a “musicale;” and the very first feature-length narrative documentary film, In the Land of the Head-Hunters (1914). Join us for a stunning preview of this exhibition!

Location: Mustang Library – 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Meeting ID: 862 2955 0980

Passcode: 225114

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