Framing Culture in Two Takes: Edward S. Curtis vs. Frank S. Matsura
Washington State University Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts Michael Hollman takes a critical look at the differing visions of Native American life as portrayed in the turn-of-the-century images of Seattle’s Edward S. Curtis and Okanogan’s Frank S. Matsura. Holloman is the former director of Plateau Cultural Studies at the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture. He contributed to “Indian Summers – The Nespelem Art Colony 1937-1941 on KSPS Public Television, Spokane. His selected exhibitions and group shows include “SGigialtx @20: Building Upon the Past, Visioning the Future, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, 20th Anniversary Exhibition” at The Evergreen State College in Olympia; “Not Vanishing” Contemporary Expressions of Indigenous Art, 1977-2015, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner; and “Terrain: Plateau Native Art & Poetry” (Contemporary American Indian Prints) The Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia (2014).
The event is free and open to the public, and will take place 7 - 9 p.m. on the evening of January 24. A $5 donation is requested at the door. Light refreshments will be available along with a no-host wine bar.