Brain Szott highlights a painting by Seth Eastman, who was stationed at Fort Snelling in the 1840s, which shows “a Native American family on the move.” You may be more familiar with the story of Fort Snelling from the Eurocentric point of view. Think about the Dakota point of view and write the untold story that the image depicted. How is movement explored in the feature works of Brian?
As a curator, Brian Szott is in charge of more than 6000 paintings and works on paper and some sculpture. He states that the primary mission is to collect art by and about Minnesota; art that “tells the story of Minnesota, its people and its history.” What are the stories that you believe need to be told in 2011? Collect visual examples including photos or other print pieces from newspapers, magazines and online sources.