Theater and Dance

This page highlights Artstor content related to theater and dance, including images of costumes, venues, and staged performances from around the world, as well as portraits and performance shots of notable playwrights, theater directors, choreographers, set and costume designers, actors, and dancers.
 
View our Curated Image Group: Theater, Dance and Performance Art, featuring 100 images selected by an expert to serve as an introduction to the topic.

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The National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution has shared approximately 1,600 19th century Plains Indian ledger drawings. Plains Indian artists often executed these drawings on the pages of ruled ledger books acquired through trade, continuing a long tradition of painting on buffalo hides and other available media. The subjects depicted include social and religious ceremonies, warfare, courting rituals, personal dress, material culture, and scenes of daily life. Similarly, the Natural History Museum, London has shared drawings and watercolors related to the First Fleet expedition, which established the first European colony in Australia in 1787. The settlers recorded the landscapes, flora, fauna, and aboriginal people (known as the Eora) they encountered in the early days of the new colony. The ethnographic images represent the only visual record of the Eora people, who became extinct within 20 years of the first landing, whether killed outright by the settlers, or by the diseases they brought with them.

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