The creator of custerwest.org made a conference in a great exhibition of Western Art in France
CUSTERIANA IN MARSEILLE
- FRANCE - exhibition: "The mythology of the West in American Art", Marseille (France), Museum of the Beaux-Arts.
Exhibits: masterpieces by Frederic Remington, George Catlin, Charles Russell...
July 16, 2008: conference on the battle of the Little Big Horn by David Cornut, author of Little Big Horn, autopsy of a legendary battle (and creator of custerwest.org)
The exhibition, including paintings, sculptures and drawings, will be the first offering a general scope on the subject, from a European point of view, supported by American specialists, in the collaborative tradition of all FRAME (French Regional & American Museum Exchange) exhibitions.
It is composed of works essentially from American FRAME museums, among them the Denver Art Museum, and its important collection of Western Art. Some works come from specialized institutions, which preserve emblematic works. The exhibition will strive to show the tangling of history and imagination and the invaluable contribution of the artists to the creation of a real mythology, the founding story of America.
France has always been fascinated by the conquest of the West, and artistic rendez-vous abound, such as the presentation of the George Catlin's Indian Gallery to king Louis-Philippe, the friendship between Rosa Bonheur and Buffalo Bill - and the phenomenal success of their Wild West Show in Europe. It is time to rediscover, not only a human adventure, of which the cinema has yet to reveal the richness and complexity, but also a forgotten great page of Art History.
- Musée du Quai Branly
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Denver Art Museum
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center
- Amon Carter Museum