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ADVANCING AMERICAN INDIAN ART

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Hand colored lithograph by Geoarge Catlin of a circle of American Indian dancers performing the Bear Dance, circa 1844

George Catlin on Indigenous Land

Like many Western artists who followed him, George Catlin (1796-1872) traveled the West to make a record of the region’s Indigenous peoples. His goal was to preserve for future generations a pictorial history of Indigenous cultures, which he accomplished by painting portraits of peoples from nearly 40 tribes. The exhibition George Catlin on Indigenous Land ...

Exhibition installation photo from Remembering the Future showing an abstracted southwest landscape painting, an abstracted fluid totem-like figural sculpture, a female nude sculpture sitting on a tall pedestal and a colorful genre painting of 2 people in the back of a pickup as it drives down the highway

Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art

Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art will showcase painting and sculpture produced by leading American Indian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each work in the exhibition will be drawn from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and will reflect an artistic response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the decade in ...

Graphic banner with gradient oranges background and text saying Toward the morning Sun, Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Collection with a setting sun motif behind the text

Toward the Morning Sun: Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Collection

Opening on Nov. 5, 2021, the Heard Museum will present Toward the Morning Sun: Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Collection. The 2018 gift to the museum from Jean-Paul and Rebecca M. Valette of their acclaimed collection includes textiles primarily woven during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Valettes ...

Grand Procession exhibition showing handmade and intricately beaded soft sculpture figures in traditional American Indian regalia/dress

Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

Grand Procession celebrates an exceptional collection of dolls, also known as soft sculptures, created by Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock), Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux and Lakota) and three generations of Growing Thunder family members; Joyce Growing Thunder, Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty and Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine and Sioux). The dolls provide a ...