MOR Exhibit Opening Day: Memory on Glass: D.F. Barry on Standing Rock, 1878-1891
- Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Memory on Glass: D.F. Barry on Standing Rock, 1878-1891
September 23, 2017 to January 21, 2018
Explore D.F. Barry’s life, work, and legacy as he recorded the creation of the Standing Rock Reservation and the ongoing controversies that continue to surround American Indians and their relationship with the U.S. government to this day.
David F. Barry photographed Native American men and women, frontier scouts, soldiers, trappers, missionaries and other pioneers, recording the panorama of people who populated the northern plains in the late 19th century. Barry recorded forts, battlefields, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in present-day North Dakota.
Barry developed long-term relationships with some of his Lakota and Dakota subjects, who called him Icastinyanka Cikala Hanzi, “Little Shadow Catcher.” This exhibition examines his career from a photographer’s assistant to a professional image-maker in his own right.
Produced by MOR Exhibitions, Memory on Glass will feature new research about Barry’s life by Museum of the Rockies’ Curator of History, Michael Fox.
Price: Included with admission