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Horace Poolaw exhibition opens in New York

Horace Poolaw exhibition opens in New York
12 Aug 2014

Photography of Native people in Oklahoma went on show last week as part of a new Horace Poolaw photography show in New York City.
'For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw' can be seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, open daily.

Poolaw lived between 1906 and 1984 and the exhibition - closing February 15th next year - offers a retrospective look at his photos.

Shown in the museum's Gustav Heye Center, in the West Gallery, the display features 81 photos, 10 postcards and the photographer's own camera. It's billed as providing a look at what life was like for Native people in Oklahoma in the 20th century.

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm, with later opening on Thursdays.

The snaps on show were taken in Oklahoma between the 1920s and 1960s and, according to organisers, show how Native peoples were involved in things like the Second World War.

A tie-in book has been created and can be bought as a souvenir. It includes photos and essays about Poolaw.

Meanwhile, November 22nd will see a special day of events themed around the photographer at the National Museum of the American Indian, which will be free to attend.

Many of the Smithsonian's attractions can be seen in Washington DC, including the National Postal Museum, which recently brought out a special app that can be used to interact with two exhibitions at the attraction.

This museum is also open every day and can be visited starting at 10am, with closing time at 5.30pm. As the name suggests, it is themed around mail.ADNFCR-408-ID-801741611-ADNFCR

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