When the West Was Still Wild

March 13th, 2014

In the 1830s painter George Catlin chronicled life on the  Great Plains—the buffalo and the Native Americans who hunted them, including the Crow, whose long, bear-greased hair he depicted in He Who Ties His Hair Before, above. Working with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Adam Duncan Harris ’92 of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, has curated a traveling exhibition of Catlin’s art and written a rich and colorful companion book, George Catlin’s American Buffalo. The exhibit is at the Wichita Art Museum through May.



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