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Montezuma, Kansas
Sat, April 15 - Sun, May 28, 2017
THE STAUTH MEMORIAL MUSEUM TO DISPLAY EDWARD S. CURTIS PHOTOGRAPHS OF SOUTHWEST INDIANS External Event Page
Montezuma,
Venue: We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tour
A selection of early 20th century photographs from the Edward S. Curtis portfolio of the Southwest Indian will be presented at the Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma, Kansas from April 15, 2017 to May 28, 2017. The over 50 photogravures that make up the "Edward S. Curtis: Indians of the Southwest" exhibition capture many of the significant aspects of Indian culture in modernized Indian nations. Curtis was struck by the reality of the North American Indian as a vanishing race. He felt compelled to record their rites and traditions before it was too late. When Curtis began his project in 1896, the Indians were in a painful period of transition. The hallowed grounds of their ancestors were being settled and irrigation ditches were blighting the Indian's wild buffalo hunting grounds. Famous Indian chiefs were living in prisons or on reservations. Geronimo, at age 76, was taking care of a small vegetable garden while a prisoner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. ////// This exhibition is made up of photographs of pottery and other artifacts shot in such a way as to highlight their functional shapes and textures. The photographs of the ceremonial rites reflect the Pueblo Indian's strong religious beliefs as well as the indigenous harmony between man and his environment. Among the most remarkable of the exhibition photographs are those of the pueblos and other landscapes of the tribal regions, as well as the beautiful, moving portraits of men, women and children he met during his study. ///// The photographs in this display were selected from Curtis's complete publication, The North American Indian, one of the largest photographic archives ever created by a single artist and probably the most profound representation of pure Indian culture ever made. The complete publication consists of 20 volumes of text with fifteen hundred small plates, plus 20 portfolios of unbound gravure plates, comprising a total of approximately twenty-five hundred images. The Curtis project took over 30 years and about one million dollars to complete. Cur
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible exhibit!
For more information, please call 620-846-2527 or email stauthm@ucom.net.
Sun, June 11 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Exquisite Miniatures: The Art of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist  External Event Page
Montezuma,
The Stauth Museum will be hosting two very special exhibitions over the summer. They are vastly different in technique, content, and scope of work yet they are similar in the astonishing detail, complexity, and extraordinary skill needed to create each work of art. /////// Exquisite Miniatures: The Art of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist. Wes & Rachelle are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. These ?tiny treasures" typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! The exhibition consists of 50 signature paintings including portraits, landscapes, wildlife and still-lifes and more. They both have the incredible ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvass in miniature. Produced by David J. Wagner, Ph. D. Curator/Tour Director. ////// We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Independence Day. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding,
Free: Donations Appreciated
For more information, please call 620-846-2527 or email stauthm@ucom.net.
Sun, June 11 - Sun, September 3, 2017
Unique, Creative Visions: The Art of Jessie Montez External Event Page
Montezuma,
The Stauth Museum will be hosting two very special exhibitions over the summer. They are vastly different in technique, content, and scope of work yet they are similar in the astonishing detail, complexity, and extraordinary skill needed to create each work of art. ////// Unique, Creative Visions: The Art of Jessie Montes -- Jessie, a western Kansas folk artist, creates his artwork from corrugated paperboard (cardboard). With no formal education, no schooling in art, and no previous history of art-making, Mr. Montes created complex visual statements with simple materials. Looking for a way to relax after his son and daughter were called to duty in the Persian Gulf War, he started cutting cardboard and experimented with different designs and themes on frames for their pictures. Soon he began to fill in the frames with landscapes, designs and portraits. 3-dimensional sculptures came soon after that and his artistic career in this unique medium was launched. Using only modest tools of cardboard cut in 1/4 strips, tweezers, a sharp razor blade and paste, his subject matter includes a mixture of ethnic and social influences, architectural themes, and popular culture. Jessie Montes (1935-2013) ////// We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Independence Day. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this outstanding,
Free: Donations Appreciated
For more information, please call 620-846-2527 or email stauthm@ucom.net.
Montezuma, Kansas
Art, Culture, Specialized
Located in Montezuma, Kansas, the Stauth Memorial Museum features the travel adventures of Claude and Donalda Stauth, long-time residents of southwest Kansas. Journey with the Stauth’s as you stroll through the permanent exhibit Around the World. The Stauth's traveled to 95 countries on six continents and collected many artifacts along the way.