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Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

Left: Mosa-Mohave, 1903, platinum print
Right: An Oasis in the Badlands, 1905, platinum print

The Cultural Connections of Edward S. Curtis

April 6, 2019 – July 21, 2019

In the first three decades of the 20th century, American photographer Edward S. Curtis traveled the country to document “vanishing” Native American cultures with his cameras, producing thousands of images. Expressive portraits and scenes from daily life captured a humanity and a romantic view that appealed to the Anglo-American public of the day. His respect for Native people was ahead of his time, and the relationships he nurtured allowed for information gathering that would have otherwise been lost to history. Step back in time to explore tribal traditions and early photographic processes through Curtis’ lens, with premier images and masterworks on loan from the Robb and Susan Hough collection.

Upcoming Exhibitions


August 24, 2019 – December 1, 2019

This traveling exhibition of dramatic paintings and sculptures heightens public attention about environmental issues and unintended consequences of human interaction with nature. Topics covered include global warming, the Gulf oil spill, unabated logging and mining, loss of bee populations, and more. Discover the fragility and hopeful resiliency of our world through the eyes of over 20 artists.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, produced by David J. Wagner, LLC, David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Robert Bateman, Carmanah Contrasts, 1989, Acrylic on canvas

Florida Shines On: PARC Artists

September 2019

The Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC is a career advancement initiative for artists of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities wishing to participate in Florida’s thriving creative industry. The James Museum proudly supports PARC’s artists with this traveling exhibition.



Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings

December 21, 2019 – March 1, 2020

The colorful copper plate etchings of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin (1943-1984) celebrate her Native heritage as well as modern interpretations and techniques. This exhibition is courtesy of Helen Hardin #1’s LLC, a Nevada Corporation.

Hardin’s art is featured alongside paintings by her mother, Pablita Velarde, and sculptures by contemporary Santa Clara Pueblo artist Tammy Garcia.

Helen Hardin, Changing Woman, Copper plate etching, 1980

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art