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Patricia DuBose Duncan collection, 2001-2017

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Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains a press release, a newspaper article, and a short biography.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patricia DuBose Duncan (born 1932) is an artist living in Topsham, Maine. She is best known for her work to gain support for designating some of the last remaining tall grass prairie land in the American Midwest, as the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. This land was publicized in a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition (S.I.T.E.S.) in 1976-86 as a Bicentennial Exhibition. The exhibit has been digitally preserved by Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Duncan has paintings and photographs hanging in museums across the country, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri.