Tim and Chad spend the entire show avoiding any sort of grim and terrible news and welcome Reynolda House Museum of American Art Curator Allison Slaby to discuss the art museum’s Spring exhibition, “George Catlin’s American Buffalo”.
The exhibition presents 40 Catlin paintings from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. George Catlin (1796-1872) was one of the first painters of European heritage to depict Native Americans. The exhibition explores Catlin’s representations of the indigenous people of the Great Plains in the early decades of the 19th century and the centrality of the buffalo to their cultures. In vivid canvases often marked by dramatic action, Catlin demonstrated the importance of the buffalo for sustenance, for housing and clothing, and in spiritual ceremonies in the lives of Plains Indian tribes.
You can read more about Reynolda House, get tickets and passes, and find schedules HERE.