Native American Art: other Web resources


(above: Unknown artist, Drawings of Kachina Dolls, Plate 11, from 1894 anthropology book Dolls of the Tusayan Indians by Jesse Walter Fewkes)

From other websites:

"Allan Houser Centennial Drawing Exhibit Opens March 8," an article from Native Oklahoma.. Accessed August, 2015.

Allan Houser Drawings: The Centennial Exhibition, an exhibit held March 7, 2014 - May 18, 2014 at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art. Includes news release. From Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.

American Indian Jewelry from Native Languages of the Americas. Accessed August, 2015.

Americans is a 2018 exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian which says: "Americans highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation's identity since before the country began. It will surround visitors with images, delve into the three stories, and invite them to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists." Accessed 2/18

Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics, an exhibit held Friday, March 23 - Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Asheville Art Museum. Accessed August, 2015

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950 to Now is a 2019 exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art which says: "The exhibition examines the practices and perspectives of the most influential Native artists and their important contributions to American art, thus reassessing the place of Indigenous art within the art historical canon." Web page has numerous links to other online resources.  Accessed 3/20

Art from the Northern Plains is a 2017 exhibit at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art which says: "Celebrating the Museum's recent acquisition of a major late nineteenth-century Lakota painting depicting a Sun Dance ceremony, this special exhibition features works by historic and contemporary Lakota, Kiowa, and Southern Cheyenne artists, including T.C. Cannon, Francis Yellow, and Dwayne Wilcox, alongside artists of European descent working contemporaneously. The exhibition considers how both groups' artistic practice developed in the wake of American westward expansion." Also see press release. An aside for readers:  On the museum's website section for Digital Resources, there is a publication archive with free access to many catalogs. Accessed 12/17 

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection, an exhibit held 4/24/11 - 9/4/11 at Dallas Museum of Art. Includes gallery photos. Accessed August, 2015.

Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: Arts and Crafts from the Heart Mountain Internment Camp, an exhibit held May 20 - September 6, 2011. Accessed August, 2015.

Bending, Weaving, Dancing: The Art of Woody Crumbo, an exhibit held February 24, 2013 - May 19, 2013 at the Gilcrease Museum. Includes images of selected works in the exhibit. Accessed August, 2015.

Brilliantly Beaded: Northeastern Native American Beadwork, an online exhibit from the Hudson Museum. Accessed January, 2015.

Continuum: 12 Artists from National Museum of the American Indian. Accessed August, 2015.

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts: Selected Works, an exhibit held October 17, 2014 - March 21, 2015 at the Missoula Art Museum. Includes video. Accessed March, 2015.

Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands is a 2021 exhibit at the Syracuse University Art Galleries which says: "Haudenosaunee art continuously illustrates relationship? -- to lands, to kin and community, plants, histories, and planning for 7 generations into the future. The artists in this exhibit each contribute to our understanding of inspiration -- as joy, liberation, resilience, and tenacity, among other motivations." Accessed 10/21

Elizabeth Willis DeHuff Collection of American Indian Art. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Accessed August, 2015.

Faces from the Land is a traveling exhibition that features forty of Ben Marra's large color portraits of powwow dancers, from Ben Marra. Accessed August, 2015.

Finished in Beauty: Navajo Weaving from the Permanent Collection, an exhibit held January 24, 2014 - March 23, 2014 at the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami. Accessed February, 2015

Fire and Earth: Native American Pottery from New Mexican Pueblos, June 27 - October 3, 2013, from Bellarmine Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015.

"Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian - The National Museum of the American Indian: New York City / Washington, D.C." By K. Kimberly King is a 2009 article in Artcyclopedia about the artist and exhibit. On the same page is an article by Ms. King about the The National Museum of the American Indian. Accessed 11/16

From Dreams May We Learn: Paintings and Drawings by Rabbett Before Horses is a 2007- 08 exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art which says: "The Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth, is proud to present a major exhibition of the paintings of Rabbet Before Horses, a masterful figurative painter whose works narrate elements of Ojibwe mythology and creation stories, seen through the lens of the artist's dreams." Accessed 3/17

Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art is an online exhibit of the Heard Museum. Includes texts and images. Accessed January, 2015.

Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera is a 2018 exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art  which says: "Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera is the first of its kind: a large-scale, high-quality, scholarly exhibition of three generations of modern Pueblo painting."  Also see press release   Accessed 2/18

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present is a 2018 exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts which says: "Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures." Accessed 10/18

Hopituy: Hopi Art from the Permanent Collections, an exhibit held June 28 - September 15, 2013 at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art. Reveiw by Daniel Swan. From Museum Anthropology Review, Spring, 2014. Accessed August, 2015.

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley is a 2018 exhibit at the University of Wyoming Art Museum which says: "David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa, b. 1954) is known for creating narrative artworks that challenge Native American stereotypes while simultaneously revealing a misunderstood truth; that the indigenous experience is at the heart of what it means to be an American."  Also see 4/22/15 article in Indian Country Today. Accessed 2/18

Indians at the Post Office: Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals from Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Accessed August, 2015.

Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light, an exhibit held June 24, 2006 to November 27, 2011 at the Peabody Essex Museum. Includes press release and media coverage. Accessed April, 2015.

James Lavadour: Horse Stories, an exhibit held February 15 - May 25, 2012 at the Missoula Art Museum. Includes a video. Accessed March, 2015.

J. Mark Sublette of Medicine Man Gallery, Inc. has secured permission to reprint online numerous articles concerning Western and Native American art from publishers of several paper-printed magazines. Categories include "Contemporary Painters,"Contemporary Sculptors,"Deceased Painters / Sculptors,"Collecting Antiques / Fine Art," plus others. Accessed August, 2015.

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is a 2015-16 exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian, which says: "...the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and one of the world's most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. Featuring more than 75 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places." See a press release, a video, artist book and more. Accessed 10/16

Kevin Red Star, an exhibit held April 02 - August 27, 2010 at the Missoula Art Museum. Includes interactive presentation with videos. Accessed March, 2015.

Kiowa Five from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Lakota Voices | Collection Highlights from the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is a 2017 exhibit at the Haggerty Museum of Art which says: "The richness and diversity of Lakota culture is celebrated in this exhibition drawn from the collection of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation." Accessed 3/17

Life and Legacy: The Art of Jerome Tiger is a 2017 exhibit at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum which says: "Having only painted for five years, Tiger produced hundreds of works of art and won numerous awards throughout the country. Today, his work is shown in museums across the nation and he is recognized as one of the greatest Native American artists." Also see images from the museum and biography from Oklahoma Historical Society. Accessed 9/17

List of Native American artists from Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.

Living Traditions: The Unbroken Thread in Native American Art from the Montclair Art Museum

MniSota: Reflections of Time and Place, an exhibit held May 29 through August 26, 2012 at the Tweed Museum of Art. Includes artist biographies. Accessed April, 2015.

Molly Murphy: Reservations Required, an exhibit held March 07 - May 24, 2008 at the Missoula Art Museum. Includes interview with artist. Accessed March, 2015.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture provides Online Exhibitions incuding "Travels With my Aunt," "Touched by Fire," "Tourist Icons: Native American Kitsch, Camp, and Fine Art Along Route 66," "Comic Art Indigène," and "Roads to the Past: 50 Years of Highway Archaeology in New Mexico." Accessed August, 2015.

Nancy Youngblood website. Accessed August, 2015.

Native American Art at Dartmouth, an exhibit held October 8, 2011, through March 11, 2012 at the Hood Museum of Art. Includes exhibit overview, videos, press release and media coverage. Accessed January, 2015.

The Native American Fine Art Movement: A Resource Guide from Heard Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

Native Nations Now: An Exhibition of Contemporary Native Art is a 2018 exhibit at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West which says: "Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West is partnering with the Creative Indigenous Collective to curate this groundbreaking exhibition from Plains Indian artists Robert Martinez, John Isaiah Pepion, Holly Young, Lauren Monroe, Louis Still Smoking, Gina Still Smoking, and Ben Pease." Also see Creative Indigenous Collective Facebook page. Accessed 7/18

Navajo Textiles: Wearing Blankets and Rugs, an exhibit held May 17 - September 29, 2013 at the California Heritage Museum. Accessed December, 2015.

Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade, an exhibit held February 8 - July 12, 2014 at the Stark Museum of Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Ojibwe Inabandamowin (Ojibwe Dreams): Drawings by William Wilson is a 2008 exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art which says: "Wilson creates in the Woodlands style, known for its bright colors, outlined forms of animals and spirit beings, and narratives of traditional Anishinabe lifeways." Accessed 3/17

The Oldest Paintings in America: Utah's Rock Art Photographed by Goodloe Suttler, an exhibit held 14 January 2011 - 20 March 2011 at the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accessed August, 2015.

Our Stories Made Visible: Two Mohawk Women Artists, Katsitsionni Fox and Shelley Niro, an exhibit held March 31, 2009 - July 4, 2009 at the Fenimore Art Museum. Includes essay by G. Peter Jemison, Guest Curator. Accessed August, 2015.

Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textile from the Heard Museum.. Accessed August, 2015.

Picturing History: Ledger Drawings of the Plains Indians is a 2017 exhibit at the Fairfield University Art Museum which says: "In the second half of the nineteenth century, artists from the Plains Indian peoples (Lakota, Cheyenne, Arapaho and others dwelling in the Western United States and Canada) produced an extraordinarily rich and distinctive body of drawings chronicling battles, rituals, and winsome if sometimes jarring events of everyday life. Known as Ledger Drawings because they were done on the pages of commercially produced account books, these striking images, many bearing pictographic signatures, are executed in ink, graphite, and colored pencil and watercolor." - To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Accessed 11/17

Rainmakers from the Gods: Hopi Katsinam from Peabody Museum. Accessed August, 2015.

R.C. Gorman: The Early Years, an exhibit held Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed August, 2015.

"Re-creating the Traditional Navajo Lifestyle," by Marley Shebala. From "Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America." Accessed August, 2015.

Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain is a 2017 exhibit at the Heard Museum which says: "Organized by The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, we are fortunate to offer this retrospective of the work of contemporary Oregon artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016). Featuring 115 drawings, paintings, prints, mixed-media works and, sculpture, Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain will explore the artist's career, from the 1970s to his most recent work. We invite you to join us in sharing Bartow's magnificent work." Also see Wikipedia entry. Accessed 5/17

Sagebrush Heathen: The Art of Jack Malotte is a 2019 exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art which says: "Malotte's most recent work reconsiders historical narratives and myths of the American West, refers to Western Shoshone and Washoe traditions and legends, and highlights longtime political, environmental, and legal struggles of Native communities." Also see 7/7/19 article in Reno Gazette Journal Accessed 11/19

Sisters of the Great Lakes: Art of American Indian Women, an online exhibit from the Michigan State University Museum..Accessed December, 2015.

Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, an exhibit held May 1 - October 31, 2010 at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Information includes an electronic catalog. Accessed August, 2015.

Sovereign: Independent Voices is a 2013-15 exhibit at the Denver Art Museum says: "Sovereign: Independent Voices highlights the work of three leading American Indian contemporary artists, Kent Monkman, Rose Simpson, and Virgil Ortiz, who have received international acclaim." Accessed 3/17

Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings is a 2016 exhibit at the Heard Museum, which says: "This exhibit displays a complete body of work by one of the 20th century's most significant artists. Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings features all 23 first editions of the Santa Clara Pueblo artist's collection of copper plate etchings completed by the artist from 1980 to 1984. This is the first time this body of work has been assembled and shown in its entirety." Accessed 10/16

Squint Eyes, Artist and Indian Scout from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Accessed August, 2015.

Stories Woven In: The Navajo Way of Seeing, an exhibit held October 2 - December 19, 1999 at the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art. Accessed April, 2015.

T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America is a 2018 exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum which says: "Deeply personal yet undeniably political, Cannon's artwork adeptly channels his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political climate that defined 1960s and '70s America. Amid ongoing national and global conversations about ethnic identity, social justice, land rights and cultural appropriation, Cannon's work continues to engage issues that are as relevant now as they were 50 years ago." Accessed 5/18

Through the Eyes of the Pot, a website devoted to southwewst pueblo pottery and culture from Holmes Museum of Anthropology. Accessed August, 2015.

Touched by Fire: The Art, Life, and Legacy of Maria Martinez from the Museum of New Mexico/Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Accessed August, 2015.

Tree and Tradition: Brown Ash and Native American Basketmaking an online exhibit from the Hudson Museum. Accessed January, 2015.

Two Generations: Joe Feddersen & Wendy Red Star is a 2020 exhibit at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University which says: "This exhibition presents the work of two Northwest Indigenous artists who work across media and whose work responds, on their own terms, to historic and contemporary misrepresentations of Native Americans."  Accessed 10/20

Weaving in the Margins: Navajo Men as Weavers from the Museum of New Mexico/Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Accessed August, 2015.

Weaving the Unexpected: Navajo Pictorials from the Lucke Collection is a 2015 exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art which says: "In 1880-1920, the Navajo wove modernity into their traditional rugs. Trains, trading posts, and soda pop all became part of the ever adapting and progressing Navajo narrative. The Lucke Collection of pictorial weavings offer a snapshot of reservation life, synthesizing tradition and popular culture." Accessed 3/17

Why We Dance: American Indian Art in Motion is a 2016 exhibit at the Denver Art Museum which says: "This multisensory exhibition presents the motives behind Native American dance and highlights the museum's annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration. It features about 86 works, including 78 drawn from the DAM's American Indian art collection." Accessed 3/17

Woody Crumbo: The Third Chapter, an exhibit held Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed January, 2015.


(above: Bai-De-Schluch-A-Ichin or Be-Ich-Schluck-Ich-In-Et-Tzuzzigi ("Metal Beater" Slender Silversmith, Navajo) with silver necklaces, concho belts, and tools, c.1883, Palace of the Governor Archives. Photo: Ben Wittick)


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