By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

Through November 20, 2016 – Special Exhibition Gallery

This innovative traveling exhibition brings together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native women and their art, the exhibition allows us to more deeply understand their roles within Native society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, will be incorporated in the exhibition.

Image: Edward S. Curtis, Qahatika Girl, 1907, pigment print, 45.5 x 34”; Woven basket, Chemehuevi, ca. 1910; Beaded doll, Sioux, ca. 1880; Polychrome canteen, Cochiti Pueblo, ca. 1900; All from Private Collections.

Everett Raymond Kinstler: 

Journeys West And Beyond

Through October 2 – Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Ray Kinstler is one of America’s greatest portrait painters.  Seven U.S. Presidents have sat for him, as have 50 cabinet officers and many of the brightest stars in business and entertainment.  Yet he began his art career like many in the Booth collection, doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and book covers.  This exhibition is a retrospective of his Western subjects covering over 60 years.

This exhibition has been organized by The Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming.
Image: © Everett Raymond Kinstler, John Wayne, 1978, oil on canvas, 46 x 36″, Collection of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition

Through November 13 – Borderlands Gallery

This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational photographic programs.

Image: © Clara Williams, Time Honored

Frank Harding: Collection of a Cattleman

Through November 27 – Bergman Theatre Lobby Gallery

Earlier this year Booth Museum Director Seth Hopkins received a call from businessman Duncan Alexander, who had acquired a collection of Western art from his late business partner, Frank Harding. Duncan hoped to find a museum that would appreciate the collection and honor Harding. A quick visit to Illinois confirmed the collection had important pieces by leading contemporary artists Harry Jackson, Joe Beeler, Gordon Snidow, Tom Ryan, Robert Lougheed, and James Boren. An agreement was reached for the collection to be placed on loan, with the understanding it will be given to the Booth. The Booth Museum is fortunate to be able to share this collection with the public and grateful for the opportunity to work with Duncan Alexander to honor the spirit of Frank Harding, Cattleman and Collector.

Image: © Robert Lougheed, Roundup at Seago Mesa-Bell Ranch, N.D., oil on board, 20 x 30″, Collected by Frank Harding/Loaned by Duncan Alexander