ENDURING IMAGES: Osage Photographic Portraiture

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Osage Nation Museum holds opening reception for new exhibit

Enduring Images: Osage Photographic Portraiture

The Osage Nation Museum (ONM) will host an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 23rd for the latest exhibit.

Since its inception, photography was used to capture a moment in time.  A place, gesture, facial expression, or time period is frozen for future generations to look upon.  During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Native Americans were considered a “vanishing race”.   Photographic images show an important and sometimes romanticized version of Native American life.  During this time, the Osage people were also photographed prolifically.  Photographers such as G.W. Parsons, O. Drum, W.J. Boag, and Vince Dillon set up their studios in Pawhuska and Fairfax to document and photograph the Osage Indians.  Publishers including W. A. Bradley and Williamson Halfner distributed real photo post cards of Osage Indian culture and people, making these images available for worldwide consumption.

Enduring Images: Osage Photographic Portraiture will run thru August 26th, 2017

Reception hours 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admission and parking are free

Light Refreshments will be served

Contact Information

Phone: 918-287-5441

Fax: 918-287-5227

Email: museum@osagenation-nsn.gov

Website: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OsageNationMuseum/

Location                                          

819 Grandview Avenue

Pawhuska, OK 74056

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