George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
February 26, 2005–September 5, 2005
New York, NY
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibition will present over 100 works by George Catlin (1796-1872), a lawyer turned painter who decided that he would devote his life to recording the life and culture of American Indians of the Plains.
The exhibition is organized chronologically and tells the story of Catlin's epic journeys across the Plains following the Lewis and Clark trail. The exhibition and accompanying book describe, for the first time, Catlin's connections to the Smithsonian Institution.