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Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists

Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists

This exhibition considers the representation of the American buffalo from two perspectives: a selection of paintings by George Catlin, one of the earliest artists of European descent to travel beyond the Mississippi River, and works by modern Native artists Woodrow Crumbo, Paul Flying Eagle Goodbear, Allan Houser, Julian Martinez, Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Awa Tsireh, Thomas Vigil, and Beatien Yazz.

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Image credit: George Catlin, Buffalo Bull, Grazing on the Prairie, 1832-1833, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.404

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Library of Congress 35Hide All

National Endowment for the Humanities and NEH supported Projects 23Hide All