Oklahoma City University News
OCU Hosts Photography Exhibit
Oklahoma City University’s Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery will host a photography exhibit called “Forgotten Time: Edward Curtis’ Visit to Oklahoma” with an opening reception at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 19.
OCU student Jacquelyn Sparks, the Curtis exhibit curator, will give a talk during the opening reception. The reception is free to the public.
Curtis is best known for “The North American Indian,” a 20-volume portfolio of photographic records created between 1907 and 1930 of Native American culture. Sparks said OCU will present the entirety of Volume 19, which was photographed in Oklahoma during the mid-1920s and is probably the least studied of Curtis’ works.
“Anthropologically, literal readings of his writings and captions of the nearly forgotten Volume 19 are almost useless,” she said. “However, it provides a unique window into a crucial time of transition for modern Indian people.”
The exhibit will include 72 photogravures from OCU’s Wegner Collection and the University of Oklahoma collections.
The gallery is in the Norick Art Center at the corner of Northwest 26th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information call gallery Director Burt Harbison at (405) 208-5230.