Monday, July 25, 2016

Upcoming Events: The Modoc War

Tule Lake, Camp South, from the Signal Station, Tule Lake in the Distance
Tule Lake, Camp South, from the Signal Station, Tule Lake in the Distance, from the series The Modoc War, Eadweard Muybridge, photographer; Bradley & Rulofson, publisher, 1873, albumen stereograph, California Historical Society
Last Thursday was the opening of two exhibits at the California Historical Society: “Sensationalist Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872—73” and “Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes” by Ed Drew (on view July 21—November 27, 2016). This week and in the coming months, the California Historical Society will animate these exhibitions with a set of engaging public educations programs and events. We will host authors, scholars, and photographers in conversation on the history of the Modoc War, the depiction of Native Americans in nineteenth-century American photography using Modoc War photographs as a case study, and the use of the historic and unique tintype process to create thought-provoking images that challenge historic and contemporary perspectives of Native Americans.

We hope you will join us in learning more about the Modoc War, about the weighty, complicated history of photography, and about artists who find power and authenticity in their Native American heritage.

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6:00pm, San Francisco, CA
The Modoc War: A History Examined Through Objects in the Exhibition

$5 for CHS Members and Educators, $10 General Admission

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00pm, San Francisco, CA
Modoc War Photographs: How Native Americans Represented National Anxieties about Race, Democracy, and Expansion in Post-Civil War Era
$10 General Admission, $5 CHS Members and Educators

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00pm, San Francisco, CA
History, Identity, Photography – Tintype Artists Ed Drew and Will Wilson in Discussion$5 for CHS Members, $10 General Admission

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