Humanities scholar and author Clay Jenkinson returns to Bainbridge April 10 to play renowned photographer Edward S. Curtis in a fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Historical museum.

Between 1900 and 1930, Edward Curtis traveled deep into the American West and lived among dozens of Native American tribes. He studied the ways of life of over 80 Native cultures, producing over 40,000 glass plate negatives, 10,000 wax cylinder recordings, 4,000 pages of anthropological text, and a feature-length film. 

Listen here as Brianna Kosowitz, Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, gives details about what to expect when Jenkinson presents Curtis at the event. She also shares some of the controversial issues around Curtis’s work, such as the use of props, cultural appropriation, and the divulging of cultural secrets.

An Evening with Edward S. Curtis as portrayed by Clay Jenkinson will be held at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Wednesday, April 10th.  The event starts at 7:30, preceded by cash bar.  Tickets are $125 per person, or $100 for members and their guests.  Purchase tickets here, or call the Historical Museum at 206 842-2773.

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