This summer starting May 26, 2017 the museum will feature a display spanning two galleries of rarely exhibited Edward Curtis photogravures selected from all five of the museum’s Curtis volumes. The photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) became friends with Charles Bair in Montana in the early 1900s. They also crossed paths at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles during the winter months where Curtis and painters Charles Russell and Joseph Henry Sharp had galleries and studios. It is here that Bair purchased the first five volumes of Curtis’s seminal work, The North American Indian. This summer’s exhibit at the Bair Museum will showcase approximately 40 photogravure images from the following tribes: The Apache, Jicarillas, and Navajo; The Pima, Papago, Qahatika, Mojave, Yuma, Maricopa, Walapai, Havasupai, and Apache-Mojave (Yavapai); the Teton Sioux, Yanktonai, and Assiniboin; the Apsaroke (Crows); and the Mandan, Arikara, and Atsina. The show will span remain on view the entire 2017 season from May 26 through October 29th.