Autry National Center


Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People



The Autry in Griffith Park
May 12, 2012 - July 1, 2012

Howard Terpning is one of the world's most lauded painters of the American West. A recipient of many honors, including the National Academy of Western Art's Prix de West and the Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Award, Terpning is known for his devotion and respect for both the material culture and the traditions of Native peoples who inhabited the Great Plains prior to the end of the Indian Wars. Terpning's vision pays tribute to what he considers a distinctive and beautiful world in paintings of Blackfoot, Crow, Lakota, and other Plains tribes. Using historical research, meticulous attention to detail, and sweeping landscape vistas, Terpning creates engaging and open-ended stories about life, family, and survival on the Western frontier. This extraordinary retrospective of Terpning's work brings together more than eighty masterworks, some never before displayed to the public.

Opening Day Events (Saturday, May 12)

10:00-11:45 a.m.

Preview Screening of Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller / Members Only

1:00-2:15 p.m.

Public Screening of Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller / Open to the Public

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exhibition Opening: Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Book Signing by Howard Terpning / Open to the Public


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