NARM Quarterly Fall 2019 | Page 21

Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis

This exhibition is a beautiful and affordable exhibition of 40 original photogravures by Edward S. Curtis and is available as a touring exhibition from the Dubuque Museum of Art. The exhibition features highlights from Curtis’s sweeping collection of Native American images from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952), born near Whitewater, Wisconsin, spent over 30 years creating his magnum opus, a twenty volume collection containing in-depth descriptions and breathtaking images of Native American people, culture, and customs. Against staggering odds and constant setbacks, Curtis persisted and in the end he was able to photograph over 80 tribes throughout the American West and part of Canada.

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Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts 13th-18th Centuries

This exhibition explores the golden age of handmade books, some of which employed elaborate gold leaf decoration and intricate ornament. The show includes examples from medieval European Bibles, prayer books, psalters, books of hours, choir books, missals, breviaries, and lectionaries. French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, English, Armenian, and German examples will be included in addition to non-Western pages, leaves from the Koran and Shahnameh (the Persian illustrated Book of Kings), as well as examples of Hebrew texts.

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