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Join George Catlin and His Indian Gallery
as it tours the United States!

The exhibition, George Catlin and His Indian Gallery, showcases artworks from one of the most important collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum—George Catlin's original Indian Gallery. Determined to record the "manners and customs" of Native Americans, Catlin, a lawyer turned painter, traveled thousands of miles from 1830 to 1836 following the trail of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Catlin visited 50 tribes living west of the Mississippi River from present day North Dakota to Oklahoma. This exhibition includes Native American artifacts collected by the artist that have not been shown with the paintings in more than a century.

Catlin Tour

Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC
September 6, 2002 - January 20, 2003

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
February 7 - April 18, 2004

Museum of the American West at the Autry National Center
Los Angeles, California
May 9 - August 4, 2004

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas
October 10, 2004 - January 17, 2005

National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
New York, New York
February 26 - September 5, 2005

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