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November 10, 2014 - January 7, 2015
Few animals have conjured the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Come and explore the meaning and the significance of this great North American icon, from the Plains Indian culture of the 1800s through the commercial and national symbol of the present.
The Bison: American Icon exhibition will be on view at the Park City Museum from November 10, 2014 – January 7, 2015. The Bison exhibit will allow visitors to chart the dramatic changes that occurred to the creature and its habitat, and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. Whether painted on a tipi or an artist’s canvas, minted on a nickel or seen grazing in Yellowstone National Park, the image of the bison stirs deep loyalties to the North American landscape. The exhibition also illuminates the human response that eventually led to the bison’s preservation as a species and a symbol in the 20th century.
The Bison: American Icon has been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. The exhibit was originally developed by the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, and co-curated by Anne Morand and Dr. Lynne Spriggs.