TAG: American Indian art

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:15pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. More

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Trade Canoe for Don Quixote, 2004
Event: Lectures & Programs

Mindful Looking

Trade Canoe for Don Quixote
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:00pm1:45pm.

Explore the many layers of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s Trade Canoe for Don Quixote with teaching specialist Molly Medakovich. More

Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Like A Hammer, 2014. Elk hide, glass beads, artificial sinew, wool blanket, metal studs, steel, found pinewood block, and fur; 56 x 24 x 11 in.
Exhibition

Jeffrey Gibson

Like a Hammer
Opens May 13, 2018

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer—the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work—will chronicle a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video. More

Illustration of a Native basket
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Illustrations Make Native Arts Catalog Cards Works of Art

The card illustrations spanning the Native arts department collections were begun by museum staff in the 1920s and continued until the 1970s or 1980s. Beginning in the 1930s, a majority of the cards were illustrated by WPA workers. More

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Wendy Red Star with her daughter Beatrice
Event: Artists & Studios

Everyday Indian

an Interview with Beatrice Red Star Fletcher
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm3:00pm.

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Wendy Red Star will interview her 9-year-old daughter, Beatrice Red Star Fletcher, about Beatrice’s new photo series Everyday Indian. More

Lakota Time Capsule: A Cultural Collection Uncovered
Event: Lectures & Programs

Lakota Time Capsule: A Cultural Collection Uncovered

with Steve Friesen
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Journey with Steve Friesen back in time to early 20th century Europe, where the mysterious story about a trunk of Lakota art begins. In 2004, François Chladiuk, the owner of one of the largest Western clothing shops in Europe, purchased four steel trunks from a butcher shop in Brussels, Belgium. The trunks were filled with Lakota headdresses, war shirts, moccasins, and vests—revealing a history of the Lakota in Europe. More

Huron artist, Table covering, mid-1800s
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Customs of Our Ancestors: The Wendat Art of Moose Hair Embroidery

with Annette de Stecher
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Moose hair embroidery is among the least studied and written about forms of visual art by Indigenous women of the Eastern Woodlands. Created as domestic objects or commercial souvenirs, scholars have only recently begun to consider these categories suitable subjects for academic study. To push beyond the conventions of the Western art historical canon, researchers must use innovative approaches to their study. More

Wendy Red Star, Pretty Medicine Pipe & Old Crow (1873 Crow Delegation), 2017
Event: Lectures & Programs

Wendy Red Star: Decolonizing Photography

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Historical photography of Native people is widespread and many of these images become iconic and appropriated as part of American popular culture. But what is missing from our understanding of these photographs? More

Horse bridle and reins, unknown Crow artist, no date
Event: Lectures & Programs

The Art and History of Apsáalooke Horse Gear

with Tim McCleary
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm8:00pm.

Join us as we trace the history and visual arts of horse gear among the Apsáalooke or Crow Indians of Montana with Dr. Tim McCleary. First acquired in the early 1700s, by the 1800s the Apsáalooke had the largest herds on the Northern Plains and the horse continues to play a central role in their lives, arts, and culture. More

American Indian Art
Collection

American Indian Art

American Indian Galleries, Levels 2 & 3, North Building

The American Indian collection represents the artistic works of nearly every tribe across the United States and Canada and all artistic traditions created within these cultures from prehistoric times to the present. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience the artistic vision of generations of American Indian artists from across North America. More