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Curtis Gallery

Location
451 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93940
831-920-1405
Hours

Daily, 9am-5pm

The Curtis Gallery is now open for in-store shopping. You are also welcome to place an order on our website or over the phone for no-contact curbside pick-up or shipping.

The Curtis Gallery represents the world’s largest, most extensive collection of copper photogravure plates ever produced or assembled. These copper photogravure plates represent the life work of ethnologist and photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) and his massive photo project documenting the lives of Native Americans. The copper plates are both a historic documentation of Native Americans and priceless artifacts.

Curtis’s life work, a series of books called The North American Indian, is a vast lifelong project financed by JP Morgan and sponsored by President Theodore Roosevelt. Curtis spent many years trekking through the entire American West with wagons and cameras to document over 100 Native American tribes.

During his travels, Curtis lived among the Native Americans, studied their ways, and gained their friendship and trust. The Curtis Collection purchased the original copper photogravure plates collection in 1982, thirty years after Curtis’ death.

We are pleased to offer these unique pieces of history and a small selection of vintage prints to you at The Curtis Gallery in Downtown Old Monterey.

Location

Curtis Gallery
451 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93940
831-920-1405

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

  • The Curtis Gallery Ribbon Cutting and Open House

     
    1/23/20
     
    free
     
    Curtis Gallery

    The Curtis Gallery invites you to an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Monterey Chamber of Commerce. We'll have finger food, drinks, and special deals. All are welcome!

    The Curtis Gallery represents the world’s largest, most extensive collection of copper photogravure plates by ethnologist and photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952), who documented the lives of Native Americans.