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Frontier Visions: The American West in Image and Myth
May 8, 2014 - June 8, 2014
Zuckert Seminar Room
Carleton Emmons Watkins, American, 1829-1916, "Devil's Slide Utah, U.P.R.R.," 1873-1874, albumen print. Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971, in honor of Professor William D. and Alison Shipman, 1991.111
This exhibition explores representations of the frontier in American culture from the nineteenth century to the present day. Works on paper by Carleton Warkins, Edward Curtis, Karl Bodmer, Dorothea Lange, and others shed light on why the West of imagination and history endures in paradoxical and unexpected ways.

Curated by students in "Frontier Crossings: The Western Experience in American History"  taught by Matt Klingle, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College.