Let’s Talk About Art: 2020-May-13

Let’s Talk About Art: Edward S. Curtis’s “A Bridal Group”

Image Credit: Edward S. Curtis, “A Bridal Group”, 1914, photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper, 11 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches, Collection of The Dubuque Museum of Art, Gift of the Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffery P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling, 2009.361. Open Access, Public Domain

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“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.”

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Edward Sheriff Curtis, Tonovige
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Tonovige – Havasupai, 1907, photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper, 22 3/16 x 18 1/4 inches, Collection of the Dubuque Museum of Art. Gift of Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling.

Lunch & Learn: Remnants of the West

Join DuMA for a gallery walk looking at selected works from the exhibition Remnants of the West: Edward S. Curtis and Mark James, with Executive Director David Schmitz, Associate Curator and Registrar Stacy Peterson, and Director of Education, Margaret Buhr. There is no charge for this event.

Time Capsules: Photography and Anachronism with George Slade

Join DuMA for Time Capsules: Photography and Anachronism, a lecture by photography historian and curator George Slade focusing on the Museum’s current exhibit Remnants of the West: Edward S. Curtis and Mark James.

Both Edward Curtis and Mark James use their photographic skills to transport us into other times and spaces. How do their images reflect photography’s unique capacity to represent history? This lecture will explore the question specifically in regards to Curtis and James, and more broadly as a phenomenon singular to the medium.

Lecture is free. Attendees are invited to tour the museum galleries and exhibit Remnants of the West after the talk at no charge.