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Archived Exhibits

-Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars
-The Art of Natural History
-Mark Catesby
-Exotic Botany
-Mammals: Audubon's Final Journey
-Alexander Wilson
-Drawn from the Sea
-Empire Elegance: the age of Redouté
-Preserving Audubon: The Bien Edition Restoration P
-The Plant Hunters
-The Illustrated Bird
-New Treasures: Recent Museum Acquisitions
-Slither
-Painting History
-Artistry & Necessity
-Omnis Ex Ovo
-Daring Pursuits
-Garden of Earthly Delights
-Owls
-Bishop & the Apothecary
-Images from the Sea Shore
-People of the Sky: Bird Spirits in American Indian
 

  Painting History

October 6, 2006—January 7, 2007

Two adventuresome artists, George Catlin and Karl Bodmer, working at approximately the same time and place, created a visual representation of the Plains Indian tribes at a time when these cultures were rapidly changing. Their portraits and landscapes are considered important historical documents showing Native peoples caught in the westward expansion in the 1830s. Prints made from original drawings are displayed along with Plains Indian artifacts from the Anthropology collection.  

 

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