May 31, 2007

Preview of Huntington exhibit

From a press release on an upcoming Huntington Library exhibit:New Exhibition on Native Americans Opens June 9th

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the meeting of European and Native American peoples in Jamestown, Va., this exhibition will look at how North American Indians have been depicted in images from the 1500s to the early 1900s. Featuring extraordinary rare material drawn from The Huntington's collections, the exhibition includes the first pictures said to be of an Indian in a 15th-century published account of Columbus' Western Hemisphere landing. Also on view will be the first lithograph of an Indian by Swiss artist Peter Rindisbacher; stunning portraits published by Thomas McKenney and James Hall in their History of the Indian Tribes of North America (1842-44); and much more.

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