The Muskegon Museum of Art will open its largest and most significant exhibit to date on Thursday, May 11.
“Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian” is a showcase of a collection of work comprised by Curtis over a 30-year period that documented the history of 80 Native American tribes. In total, the collection includes participation from 10,000 Native Americans, 20 leather-bound books, over 40,000 photographs, 10,000 audio recordings and a feature film.
The grand opening event will include an outdoor blessing ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on May 11 led by Larry Romanelli, tribal ogema of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indiana.
The event from 5:30-8 p.m. at the MMA, 296 W. Webster Ave., is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.