Dickinson is hosting an exhibition of two vast and historically important photographic projects in The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts, through Saturday, Oct. 14. The exhibition, Muybridge & Curtis: The Great Photographic Projects of the Gilded Age, considers two photographers’ groundbreaking works: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion and Edward Curtis’ The North American Indian. The 46 prints are drawn from the gallery’s permanent collection.
Muybridge and Curtis made tens of thousands of negatives for their respective projects, working during the age of heavy tripods, large wooden cameras and glass-plate negatives. The gallery’s exhibition considers the two projects within the context of turn-of-the-century photography and their role in scientific research and study. Prints from Animal Locomotion are a gift from Samuel Moyerman. Prints from The North American Indian are a gift from Angelo Brutico, Jr.
Published August 18, 2017