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Edward Curtis and Native American portraiture featured at the Phippen

Courtesy photo<br>
On the Housetop by Edward S. Curtis

Courtesy photo<br> On the Housetop by Edward S. Curtis

Phippen Museum Master Docent Marsha Painton will entertain guests with a discussion titled, "From Canvas to Curtis: Native American Portraiture," at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the museum, 4701 Hwy 89 North, Prescott. Painton will examine and explore the work of three artists who appreciated and celebrated Native American Culture in their art.

Photographer Edward Curtis and painters Charles Bird King and George Catlin each created images of Native Americans that now serve as time capsules, allowing the viewer to see these historic cultures as they once were. And the inspirational works of these great artists continue to influence the way artists portray traditional Native American cultures today.

This special programming is designed and presented in an effort to enhance the museum's current exhibition, Edward Curtis, running now through Jan. 26. Entry to this special presentation is included in the price of general admission and free to museum members. 

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for AAA members, $5 for students with ID and free for museum members and children 12 and under. For additional information, call 778-1385, or visit 


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