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Edward Curtis Print & Photography Exhibition

Edward Curtis Print & Photography Exhibition
9/4/2015 12:00 AM

 Don't miss a rare print and photography exhibition celebrating the life's work of Edward S. Curtis featuring original vintage photographs of North American tribes.  

A6 Print Studio & Gallery

This Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher exhibition ​happens September 4 - October 31.  A6 is located at 389 S.W. Scalehouse Court, Suite 120 and is open Monday-Saturday from 10am–7pm and Sunday 12-5pm.Admission is Free.

Guided Tours at A6 on Saturdays at 4pm (September 12-October 31) for $6. Large groups can schedule a private tour (call for details at 541-330-8759).

Beauty, Heart and Spirit: the Sacred Legacy of Edward Curtis and the North American Indian A6 presents and welcomes world-renowned Curtis expert, curator and collector Christopher Cardozo for a broad-rangin illustrated talk on Edward Curtis and his thirty year odyssey. Curtis has lectured for decades, and his personal collection is the broadest and deepest in the world. Get tickets for the Tower Theatre lecture on September 5 at 7pm.


Deschutes Public Foundation

Author! Author! with Timothy Egan on October 1 at Bend High School. Egan is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and Book Award wining author of seven books, most recently Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. Egan writes a weekly column "Opinionator"for The New York Times. Tickets for Timothy Egan at Author!Author!


Deschutes Public Library

Shadow Catcher: Edward Curtis Through Native Eyes Justine Lowry, Professor of Native American Art History will explore contemporary responses to the photographic works of Edward Curtis.  On October 7 at 6pm at Downtown Public Library, Free.

Second Sunday: Elizabeth Woody An enrolled member of the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs, Woody reads at Deschutes Public Library's free monthly celebration of the written word. On October 11 at 2pm, Free.

High Desert Museum

From the Vault: Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian The High Desert Museum holds in its collection a complete set of the 20 bound volumes from Edward Curtis's renowned publication, The North American Indian. These rare volumes will be displayed, along with prints that depict tribes from the High Desert region. This is an inaugural; exhibition for the new series, From the Vault, where the Museum unveils rarely-displayed materials from its collection.

In the Land of the Head Hunters a feature length silent film made in 1914 to showcase the Kwakiutl (now known as Kwakwaka'waka) of Canada's Vancouver Island. The centennial restoration includes a rendition of the original score that Curtis commissioned from composer John J. Braham. Register by calling 541-382-4754, ext. 241 to reserve a seat. One night screening on Monday, October 19 at 7pm.



Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians presented by BendFilm. This documentary by Native American Director Anne Peacemaker premiered at Sundance in 2000 and was an Academy Award nominee for beat feature documentary in 2001. Screened at Tin Pan Theatre on September 28 and Madras performing Arts Center on October 3.

Coming to Light tells the dramatic story of the life of Edward Curtis, the creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. Hopi, Navajo, Cupig, Blackfeet, Piegen, Suquamish and Kwakiutl people, many of them descended from Curtis's photographer subjects, tell stories about the people in the photographs, and discuss the meaning of the images from their own perspective.



Photography and art collectors and Native American history ​buffs will have a​n opportunity to purchase prints from the collection on September 1. Collectors ​need to pre-register by emailing or calling the A6 Gallery before August 25.

Get more information and purchase tickets for all events here.



A6 Print Gallery & Studio
450 SW Powerhouse Drive
Bend, OR 97702

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