Panel Discussion: "Exploring the Legacy of Edward Curtis' Photographs" SOLD OUT

Panel Discussion: "Exploring the Legacy of Edward Curtis' Photographs" SOLD OUT

with educators from the Abbe Museum and the University of Maine, Orono

It's incredibly difficult to counteract stereotypes in these images. People have such a set idea of what Native people were and what they should be if Native people still exist, which we do, that it makes it very hard for them to even comprehend that we live completely contemporary lives.
– George Neptune (Peskotomuhkati, Passamaquoddy at Motahkomikuk, Indian Township), Museum Educator at the Abbe Museum
Edward Curtis, who has drawn both praise and scrutiny for his 30 year project The North American Indian, has profoundly shaped perceptions of North American Indian cultures, continues to influence our perceptions of Native identity. Join us as an interdisciplinary panel examines Curtis’s legacy a century later.
Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, President/CEO of the Abbe Museum (In Association with the Smithsonian Institution)
Jamie Bissonette Lewey, DD, Director, Healing Justice Program and Chair, Maine Indian Tribal State Commission.
George Neptune, Museum Educator at Abbe Museum
Darren J. Ranco, PhD, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, Orono

$8; free for members.
Space is limited; advance tickets are highly recommended.

Image: Edward Curtis (United States, 1868-1952), Joseph—Nez Perce (detail), 1903, photogravure on tissue mounted on paper, 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Elowitch, 1974.274

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