Thursday, July 28, 2016

The American Indian As Portrayed by 19th Century Artists at Crystal Bridges Museum + Food: Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

A Native American Brave 
(detail of marble sculpture)
Artist: Randolph Rogers 1825-1892
title: "Atala and Chactas" c. 1854

At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art a new exhibit, titled "Changing Perspectives of Native Americans", shows how the American Indians were portrayed by European and early Euro-American artists.

Currently in one of Crystal Bridges' museum galleries there are artworks which reflect the world's shifting attitudes toward American Indians during the 1800s (the 19th century).

Artist: Randolph Rogers 1825-1892
title: "Atala and Chactas" c. 1854
marble sculpture
Detail of Native American Female
Artist: Randolph Rogers 1825-1892
title: "Atala and Chactas" c. 1854
marble sculpture

Artist: George Winter, title: "Ten Potawatomi Chiefs", c. 1837

Artist: Charles Bird King, title: "Portrait of Croushing Eagle"

Artist: Charles Bird King, title: "Portrait of Ottoe Half Chief"

Artist: Charles Bird King, title: "Portrait of John Ridge"

Artist: Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Title: "On the Warpath"

Artist: Edmonia Lewis, Title: "The Old Arrow Maker"

Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis, Title: "Chief Hector - Assiniboin"

Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis, Title: "Lodge of the Horn Society - Blood"
Artist: Edward Sheriff Curtis , title: "On the Shores of Nootka"

Artist: Albert Bierstadt, title:"Indians Fishing"

Artist: Worthington Whittredge,
title: "Twilight on the Plains, Platte River, Colorado" c. 1866-1867

Artist: George de Forest Brush, Title: "The Indian and the Lily"

Artist: Henry Kirke Brown, 
title: "The Choosing of the Arrow"

Artist: George Winter, Title: "Eight Potawatomi Natives"

Artist: George Catlin, title: "Indian Encampment" c. 1852-1868
Artist: Thomas Cole, title: "Landscape with Indian" c. 1826

Artist: James Wooldridge, Title: "Indians of Virginia"
Detail of "Indians of Virginia" - Artist: James Wooldridge

Detail of "Indians of Virginia" - Artist: James Wooldridge

Detail of "Indians of Virginia" - Artist: James Wooldridge

(Source: Photos taken with permission of Crystal Bridges Museum by ARTSnFOOD staff. Text / wall plaque descriptions, by Crystal Bridges museum's staff.)


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 sliced medium onion
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 4 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
• Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut 1 head cauliflower into florets; 
• Toss on a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 sliced medium onion, 4 thyme sprigs, 4 unpeeled garlic cloves, and 3 tablespoons olive oil; 
• Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
• Roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 35-40 minutes. 
• Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 10-12 minutes longer.

(Source: the Atkinson Family Cookbook,)

Until later,
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