Venue list

Hotel de Sully, Paris
September 29-December 31 2000
March 29-May 27 2001
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
June 14-September 2 2001
December 13-March 21 2003
Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
April 18-October 3 2004
September 9-November 12 2006
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
November 25 2006-February 25 2007

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Edward S. Curtis and "The North American Indian"

Vintage Prints

Curated by Todd Brandow.


This is the most diverse and wide-ranging Edward S. Curtis exhibition ever assembled. It is the first Curtis exhibition to show the extraordinary depth and breadth of Curtis' technical genius, as well as his aesthetic virtuosity. This is the first exhibition to highlight every medium and process in which Curtis worked. In addition, the exhibit includes an extensive collection of rare ephemera to complement and illuminate the photography. The exhibition not only includes a majority of Curtis' most beautiful and iconographic images but also many rare and, in some cases, unique images. Many of these images had never been exhibited before the European museum tour. The exhibition is drawn from a private collection that was created over a thirty-year period by one of the world's foremost Curtis collectors, Christopher Cardozo. Mr. Cardozo is also the author of six books on Curtis and is the Founder/Chair of the Edward S. Curtis Foundation.

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A comprehensive catalogue has been created, "Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian," examining his accomplishments and their importance. This book is the most beautifully printed book on Curtis ever and was published under the guidance of Mr. Cardozo. In addition to texts written by Christopher Cardozo, contributing authors include Pulitzer Prize winning Native American author, N. Scott Momaday, award winning director of a documentary on Curtis, Anne Makepeace, and Joseph Horse Capture. A foreign language edition has been published in French by Editions Marval and in Spanish by Christopher Cardozo Inc in cooperation with FEP.

Hardcover, 192 pages, 200 illustrations