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Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson

Jun 14 – Sep 9 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

150 years after Edward S. Curtis' birth, his haunting portraits of Native Americans have an indelible place in the American consciousness. This major exhibition of more than 100 works by Curtis, as well as contemporary works by indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, and Will Wilson seeks to evaluate this photographic legacy from 21st-century perspectives.

Double Exposure is presented as part of a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. Find out more at Beyond the Frame: To Be Native.

This exhibition is organized by the Seattle Art Museum in partnership with the New York Public Library.

Special exhibitions at SAM are made possible by donors to

Major Sponsor
Ellen Ferguson &
The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation

Supporting Sponsors
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort and Port Madison Enterprises

Additional Support
Contributors to the SAM Fund
Lummi Indian Business Council
Suquamish Foundation
Tulalip Cares Foundation

Double Exposure Smartphone Tour sponsored by The Seattle Times.

Image: Clearwater: People of the Salish Sea, 2018, Tracy Rector, Seminole/Choctaw, b. 1972., video, Seattle Art Museum, 2018 Commission, Courtesy of the artist

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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