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Exhibition Publication

Catlin BookGeorge Catlin and His Indian Gallery examines Catlin's life and art, including 120 color plates, is co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and W.W. Norton & Company. The publication includes an illustrated commentary by Joan Troccoli; and essays by Christopher Mulvey, Brian Dippie, and Therese Heyman chronicle Catlin's constantly changing circumstances through his far-flung travels and many careers. An introduction by W. Richard West, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and a preface by Elizabeth Broun, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, place the exhibition and the book squarely in the center of our understanding of our American identity as we stand on the threshold of a new century.

The publication is available at Smithsonian American Art Museum's online shop, Smithsonian Stores, museums hosting the traveling exhibition and bookstores nationwide. The cost is $34.95 for softcover. Smithsonian American Art Museum Member discounts are available online and at Smithsonian Stores.

Exhibition Video

A half-hour documentary, titled "Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians," presents Catlin's remarkable life within the wider context of Westward expansion, and includes on-camera interviews with scholars and members of American Indian tribes that Catlin visited. This video, co-produced with Northern Light Productions in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, is available for $24.95.


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