The North American Indians, a selection of photographs by Edward S. Curtis, is being shown this month and next at the New England School of Photography. Presumably this is the same collection that was published a few years ago in Aperture Magazine, and if that is the case it is not to be missed. The original photograuvres in this show are exceedingly beautiful, but not only because of the way they are composed or shot. These portraits treat their subjects with just an incredible amount of respect, and the humanity and dignity that emerges is nurture for the soul. The school is located at 537 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston; the gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The London Wax Museum is located at 179 Tremont St. in Boston. Who says the Red Sox is the only culture you can get at Bean Town. This place has 38 different waxen scenes, and all of them should have been candles. No figurine--except for maybe Frankenstein's--looks like anybody in particular. Great fun for the whole family, especially if the family is stoned out of their minds.