LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum will feature the traveling exhibit, “Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined,” during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Museum hours are scheduled 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The exhibit will be removed Tuesday.
“Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined features 48 hand-colored engravings and lithographs that explore the role printed imagery played in the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about the West and those who inhabited it,” said Becca Hiller, Santa Fe Trail Museum director.
Some of the artists represented in the exhibit include George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, and Frederic Remington.
“Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined” is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and curated by Dr. Randall Griffey, associate curator of modern American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibitions on tour to more than 100 small- and mid-sized communities every year.
Based in Kansas City, Mo., Mid-America is the oldest nonprofit regional arts organization in the United States. More information is available at www.maaa.org and www.eusa.org.
The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Research Library is two miles west of Larned on K-156. Fall 620-285-2054 or email email@example.com for more information.