September 22 Symposium Celebrating the Publication of The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied
1:00 - 4:00 pm

The Missouri River from Maximilian to Today

Reflecting and expanding upon Maximilian's interests, five speakers will address the artistic and natural history of the Missouri river Basin in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The afternoon will open with a presentation by Stephen S. Witte, co-editor of the Journals, "Prince Maximilian and the Transformation of the Upper Missouri Basin." Other speakers include Adam Harris, curator of art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, regarding his upcoming exhibition George Catlin's American Buffalo and Maureen Boyle, a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, who will discuss her research on Maximilian and the emergence of American zoology. Mace Hack, Nebraska State Director of the Nature Conservancy, will talk about contemporary efforts to restore the Missouri in "Rebuilding the River," and the afternoon will conclude with a presentation by Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator & Richard and Mary Holland Curator of American Western Art, on Robert Adam's influential photographic series, From the Missouri West.

Symposium is open to the public. Free with regular Museum admission.

IMAGE: Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809-1893), Bison Grazing on the Upper Missouri, 1833, watercolor on paper, Gift of Enron Art Foundation