Johnson: Paintings and Drawings of the Lake Superior Ojibwe
31 May 10, 2009
Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul MN 55102-1903
with museum admission of $10 adults, $8 seniors and college
students, and $5 children ages 6-17.
Free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Showcases Paintings and Drawings of Lake Superior Ojibwe
Minnesota Historical Society, in association with the St. Louis
County Historical Society, presents "Eastman Johnson: Paintings
and Drawings of the Lake Superior Ojibwe" Jan. 31 May
10, 2009 at the Minnesota History Center.
Johnson was one of America's finest portrait, figure and genre scene
painters. This exhibit features approximately 40 oils, charcoals
and pastel works of Ojibwe who lived in settlements around Lake
Superior from the early part of his career.
from Maine, Johnson studied extensively in Europe before journeying
to Superior, Wisconsin, in 1856. Captivated by the area and its
native people, he remained through the winter of 1856-57, building
a cabin and traveling the western and northern lake region. Johnsons
destinations included Grand Portage, Minnesota, a fur-trading center
on Lake Superiors North Shore near the Canadian border. During
his 1856-57 stays, Johnson created numerous drawings and paintings
of Superior and Grand Portages Ojibwe residents, preserving
forever the faces and homes of the Lake Superior regions native
can learn more about how American Indians have been represented
at the History Lounge program "American Indians/American Movies,"
at the History Center, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Focusing on the genre of
film, cultural historian Elise Marubbio will lead an evening of
clips and conversation covering a century of changing images. This
program is free.
Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St.
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Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural
institution established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota
history. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of
Minnesotas past through museum exhibits, extensive libraries
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