Exhibition Lecture - Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer in the West, 1832-1834

Event Details

Date: January 18, 2014

Time: 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Ron McCoy, Ph.D., professor of history and codirector of the Center for Oklahoma Studies, Oklahoma State University/Stillwater, will speak on the western tour of the German explorer and naturalist Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied and his Swiss artist biographer Karl Bodmer. They traveled up the Missouri River recording cultural information and images of many of the Native American tribes encountered along its banks, particularly the Mandan and Hidatsa. The Sioux, Assiniboine, Plains Cree, and Blackfoot also found their way into Reise in das Innere Nord-Amerikas (published in 1940). Bodmer's watercolors, in the form of hand-colored engravings, illustrated the publication. Program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Folio Editions: Art in the Service of Science.

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.