Join us in a Community Read Project sponsored by the Muskegon Museum of Art as we read and discuss Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan this Spring. We have copies available for check out as well as two 10 book Book Club in a Bag sets available for book clubs.
Local historian Dr. Wallace Ewing will facilitate discussion of Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher at the Spring Lake District Library on Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm. On Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm, Dr. William Katerberg will talk about Curtis’ photography and the myth of the “vanishing Indian.”
These events lead up to the Muskegon Museum of Art’s exhibition of the largest and most comprehensive survey ever presented of Edward Curtis’ photographs. Curtis dedicated his life to photographing Native Americans in North America, and his work helped change the way our nation viewed Native Americans. The exhibition opens on May 11 and runs through September 10, 2017. For more information on the museum and the community programs celebrating Curtis’ work and life, visit the Muskegon Museum of Art’s website.