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Free admission and new exhibit through March 15 at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Posted on 12/30/2014

WASHBURN - The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn will offer free admission from Jan. 2 through March 15, 2015. The Interpretive Center will also unveil a new temporary exhibit titled "Imagining the Expedition" that explores how the Lewis & Clark Expedition has been represented in art.

"The Lewis & Clark Expedition has captured the American imagination for more than 200 years," according to Interpretive Coordinator Robert Hanna. "It's no surprise that it has also played a larger-than-life role in American art."

The exhibit presents works by both locally- and internationally-recognized artists, including Michael Haynes, P. Buckley Moss, Stanley Wanlass, Walter Piehl, Vern Erickson and more. The artworks, ranging from oil paintings to bronzes to Plains Indian pictographs, come from both the Interpretive Center's collection and private collections. Many are on public display for the first time in years.

The pieces featured in the exhibit illustrate the variety of ways artistic representations of the exhibition have changed. As the Lewis & Clark Expedition grew in the American consciousness, the artworks evolved from easily-recognizable depictions of the captains in buckskins to today's rich variety of approaches and styles.

The exhibit is on display at the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center from Jan. 2 to March 15 with free admission. The Interpretive Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 877-462-8535, or visit

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