The beautiful terrains of The North American Indian were presented all summer long at Dubuque Museum of Art in this exhibition of photogravures by Edward S. Curtis. Curtis spent over 30 years photographing members of over 80 North American Indian tribes west of the Mississippi. In the process, he also captured some of the most breathtaking landscapes ever photographed, however Curtis was not a landscape photographer. He was an accomplished portrait photographer. For Curtis’ landscapes we have to look beyond the figures, animals, and dwellings and focus on the beautiful backdrops that steal the scene.
Landscapes by Edward S. Curtis from The North American Indian Collection
May 22, 2012 - August 5, 2012
Organized by the Dubuque Museum of Art