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AMERICAN INDIAN PORTRAITS:NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY (FREE ENTRY)

  • Jun 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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FREE ENTRY: Don't miss your last chance to see this exhibition of over 50 of George Catlin's extraordinary and evocative portraits of Native Americans on display outside America for the first time since the 1850s.

During the 1830s Pennsylvanian-born artist George Catlin [masked]) made five trips to the western United States to document the Native American peoples and their way of life. The resulting portraits have become one of the most extensive, evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made.

Catlin was also an entrepreneur and a showman and, inspired by his encounters, he created an ‘Indian Gallery’ that toured America and Europe during the next ten years. This exhibition of over fifty portraits will be the first time that they have been seen together outside America since returning there in the 1850s. They will be displayed to suggest the sense of spectacle created by Catlin and demonstrate how he constructed a particular image of American Indians in the minds of his audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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