New York Times NYT +0.84% dismissed this exhibition as so much "kitsch," going on to attack it for failing to criticize "what white, Euro-American civilization did and was doing to the native people, animals and plants of North America. It's as if the devastation of the West were an inevitable natural disaster rather than the product of vicious programs and policies of business and government." Pity the curators, Thayer Tolles of the Met's American department and Thomas Brent Smith of the Denver Art Museum. They can scarcely have imagined that organizing an art exhibition would make them complicit in long-ago crimes against Indians and the buffalo

— Eric Gibson, wsj 1.30.14  

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