Sunday Matinee Films - "Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians"

Event Details

Date: October 13, 2013

Time: 02:15 pm to 02:45 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


In the 1830s, George Catlin (1796-1872) was the first major artist to travel beyond the Mississippi and live with American Indians, eventually recording the "manners and customs" of 50 Plains tribes in his Indian Gallery. This documentary follows his epic journey up the Missouri River along parts of the Lewis and Clark trail. Narrative of his adventures is presented through his own words and the voices of Native Americans today. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Folio Editions: Art in the Service of Science. Produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Northern Light Productions, distributed through Crystal Productions, 2005, 26 minutes, documentary-not rated.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.