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Kwakiutl House Frame 1914

The Curtis Sesquicentennial Celebration

 It’s such a big dream, I can’t see it all.
-Edward Curtis

Curtis Self Portrait

Curtis Self Portrait

Tswatenok Girl, 1914

Tswatenok Girl, 1914

The Curtis Sesquicentennial Celebration is an unprecedented celebration of the life and work of world-renowned Seattle native Edward S. Curtis, including the iconic photographs and extensive text he created with the active participation of 10,000 Native people. The 2018 CURTIS150 celebration will attract local, regional, national and international audiences, who will view and participate in a wide variety of exhibitions, educational programs, public outreach initiatives and other activities, all inspired by the genius of Edward Curtis and what may have been the largest collaborative, participatory project in history. This is a profoundly human story, told in pictures, word and sound, that has touched twenty – thirty million people around the world over the past twenty years.

The 150th Anniversary Celebration will explore and stimulate thought and discussion about art, culture, education, science, history, the environment and what it means to be human. It will also foster discussions relating to cultural diversity, Native American history and culture, the environment, inclusion, resilience, vision, passion, commitment and leadership.

Trout Museum of Art

Exhibition: “Edward S. Curtis: Beauty, Heart, & Spirit”

Dates:  September 27, 2018 – December 17, 2018

edward curtis sesquicentennail celebration

The Curtis Sesquicentennial Celebration

If you would like to participate or get further information, please contact us: | 612.212.7044 or | 612.377.2252 

A Tlu'wulaha Mask Tsawatenok 1914

A Tlu’wulaha Mask Tsawatenok, 1914

Edward Curtis-Taos Water Girls, 1905

Taos Water Girls, 1905

Edward Curtis-Waihusiwa, A Zuni Kyaqimassi, 1903

Waihusiwa, A Zuni Kyaqimassi, 1903

Edward Curtis-Kutenai Duck Hunter, 1910

Kutenai Duck Hunter, 1910

Edward Curtis-Canyon de Chelly- Navaho, 1904

Canyon de Chelly- Navaho, 1904

Edward Curtis-Puget Sound Baskets, 1912

Puget Sound Baskets, 1912

Edward Curtis-Qahatika-Girl, 1907

Qahatika-Girl, 1907

Edward Curtis-Ganaskidi Navaho (God of the Harvest)1904

Ganaskidi Navaho (God of the Harvest)1904

Edward Curtis - Lummi Type, 1899

Lummi Type, 1899