Lecture: Edward S. Curtis and the Notion of Truth
Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, TX
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 10:30 am
Dr. Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
Steven Heape, President, Rich-Heape Films, Inc.
Chip Richie, Producer/Director, Rich-Heape Films, Inc.
Through this tandem lecture, discover new insights into Edward S. Curtis' notion of truth as captured in his photographs of traditional American Indian culture and how documentary filmmakers strive for authenticity today. Art historian Dr. Shannon Egan will present her lecture "A True Indian": The Art, Artifice, and Politics of Edward S. Curtis's North American Indian, followed by documentary filmmakers Steve Heape and Chip Richie's presentation, The Cost and Challenges of Recreating History. Together these presentations offer both a historical and contemporary perspective on how to accurately represent culture as it changes.
Admission is free, but because seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 817.989.5030 to register.
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