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Living Cultures Part II: Beyond the Frame

This exhibit features Curtis' early 20th-century photogravures, a type of photograph etched onto a copper plate for printing in a book, and sets these alongside new images by Grainger. These images span 100 years and provide two very distinct points of view.

The Curtis images are his attempt to document, preserve, and memorialize what he thought was a vanishing race because of drastic governmental policies.  He wanted his viewers to see Native Americans as he thought they had lived for centuries.

The Grainger photographs bring us into a vibrant and robust Native American world filled with traditional culture in contemporary times.

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