Upcoming Exhibitions

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Frank S. Matsura: Portraits from the Borderland

April 29-November 26, 2023

Frank S. Matsura:Portraits from the Borderland features studio images by Washington-based Japanese photographer Frank Sakae Matsura (1873-1913) alongside period-specific American Indian regalia from the Columbia Plateau. Exploring Indigenous representation through a multi-dimensional lens, the photographs and objects on view detail some of Matsura’s most culturally significant work against a backdrop of regional transformation.

Frank Sakae Matsura (Japanese, 1873-1913), archival prints from gelatin dry plate scan, Okanogan County Historical Society. Image courtesy of OCHS. Wapato Smithins family OCH 6371.