Join George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
as it tours the United States!
The exhibition, George Catlin and His Indian Gallery, showcases artworks from one of the most important collections at the Smithsonian American Art MuseumGeorge Catlin's original Indian Gallery. Determined to record the "manners and customs" of Native Americans, Catlin, a lawyer turned painter, traveled thousands of miles from 1830 to 1836 following the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Catlin visited 50 tribes living west of the Mississippi River from present day North Dakota to Oklahoma. This exhibition includes Native American artifacts collected by the artist that have not been shown with the paintings in more than a century.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
September 6, 2002 - January 20, 2003
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
February 7 - April 18, 2004
Museum of the American West at the Autry National Center
Los Angeles, California
May 9 - August 4, 2004
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
October 10, 2004 - January 17, 2005
National Museum of the American Indian
New York, New York
February 26 - September 5, 2005