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Exhibit reception: ‘Such a Big Dream’: Edward S. Curtis at 150

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Edward S. Curtis at 150

Please join us October 25, 5:30 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a reception recognizing the exhibit, Such a Big Dream: Edward S. Curtis at 150. The event will feature a presentation by Christopher Cardozo, widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on Edward S. Curtis. 

Reservations for ‘Such a Big Dream’

About Christopher Cardozo

Christopher Cardozo is the author of nine monographs on Edward Curtis and has created and curated one-person Curtis exhibitions that have been seen in nearly 100 venues, in over 40 countries. Having collected Curtis’ artwork for four decades, Cardozo has created the worlds’ largest and most broad-ranging Curtis collection. 

Cardozo discovered the work of Edward Curtis in 1973 after a friend saw Cardozo’s own sepia-toned photographs of indigenous people. Cardozo, who holds a BFA (Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude) in photography and film, is a widely exhibited photographer whose personal photographic work is in many public and private collections, including the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

About the exhibit

October 8, 2018 through January 18, 2019

“It’s such a big dream, I can’t see it all,” is what Edward S. Curtis said of his master work, The North American Indian, published between 1907 and 1930. Co-curated by Curtis expert Christopher Cardozo, this exhibit highlights not only this work, but also examines Curtis’ life and the impact he had on photography.

Curators: Tim Johnson and Kris Kiesling
Exhibit Designer: Darren Terpstra

Exhibit details

WhatSuch a Big Dream: Curtis at 150 
When: October 8, 2018 through January 18, 2019
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery 


October 25, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States


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