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  • Special Exhibition

Urban Chiefs, Albuquerque, New Mexico (detail), 1990. Zig Jackson (American, b. 1957). Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Artist © Zig Jackson

The American Indian Image

Sunday, February 7–Sunday, May 30, 2010
Location: East Wing, Photography Galleries

About The Exhibition

The American Indian Image: Photographs by Edward S. Curtis and Zig Jackson features the efforts of two gifted photographers working nearly a century apart and from very different cultural perspectives. Created by an outsider, Curtis's historic romanticized images were based on the prevailing belief that indigenous people were exotic species doomed to extinction. The straightforward, observant pictures created during the past two decades by Jackson, an American Indian, present the world of contemporary Indians, one still very much in existence. The show was organized to complement Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection.

Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.