The 1998 Annual Public Symposium
Couse and the Invention of the
Held on February 20 and 21, 1998 on the campus of Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas.
Taos artist Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936) contributed
to the invention of the mythic Southwest through his
idealized images of Native Americans, many of which
appeared in the calendars of the Atchison Topeka and
Santa Fe Railway. This symposium, together with
SMU's Pollock Gallery's exhibit of Couse's photographs
and pottery collection, will examine some of the
elements of Southwestern life and culture in the
beginning of this century that helped forge the region's
romantic identity -- an identity that flourishes today.
Speakers included J.J.
Brody, David Farmer, Rina Swentzell, Virginia Levitt,
John Lunsford, Chris Wilson, and Philip Van
Confluent Passions: Eanger Irving Couse's Collection of
Historic Pueblo Pottery & Related Photographic Studies
for Paintings by Philip Van Keuren
published in cooperation with the Clements
Center for Southwest Studies by the Pollock Gallery,
Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, 1998.
P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern
Methodist University and
The Pollock Gallery, Division of Art, Meadows School of
the Arts, Southern Methodist University