George Catlin's American Buffalo

Art Exhibition previously on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States. Published by Smithsonian on Monday 02 May 2016. Friday 12 May 2017 to Sunday 06 August 2017.

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The exhibition and related book George Catlin’s American Buffalo explore Catlin’s representation of buffalo and their integration into the lives of Native Americans through forty original paintings by the artist.

In his illustrated essay and commentary on Catlin’s paintings, Adam Duncan Harris, the Petersen Curator of Art and Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and guest curator of the exhibition, explores the artist’s representation of the close relationship between Native Americans and the buffalo.