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Changing Exhibits

Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael

Early Days is the first survey of Indigenous art from Canada of this scope to be presented internationally. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in collaboration with current Indigenous stakeholders—scholars, traditional knowledge keepers, and living artists—the exhibition includes both historical and contemporary art from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Showcasing the diversity and vitality of Indigenous art in ...

Arriving Forever into the Present World

Arriving Forever into the Present World will feature works from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection – including textiles, pottery, and basketry – representing living artistic traditions within Southwestern Indigenous cultures. Arriving Forever will frustrate prevailing conversation’s around what makes a work of art “contemporary.” Arriving Forever Gallery Guide

Indeterminate Beauty

Indeterminate Beauty presents a brief yet bold selection of works by influential Kiowa/Caddo artist T.C. Cannon.

The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory

The exhibition, The North Star Changes: Works by Brenda Mallory, features sculptures that the artist has made using reclaimed and found objects, some taking the form of large-scale installations. Mallory describes her process as bricolage—something constructed or created from a diverse range of available things. Mallory notes, “The idea that an object has more than ...

Substance of Stars

The Heard Museum presents a new, permanent exhibition entitled Substance of Stars, on view now. The project is the culmination of a three-year collaboration with four Indigenous communities, thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., which fosters the study of world religions. The exhibition examines the collection of the Heard Museum from Indigenous perspectives, across a wide variety of media and time periods. ...

In the Service Of: American Indian Veteran Artists and Tributes

In the Service Of: American Indian Veteran Artists and Tributes explores the art and tribute art created by and for American Indian veterans. Through the artwork on display, the exhibition reflects the myriad reasons—land, family and cultural responsibility—why American Indian men and women enlist in the U.S. military and serve at a higher percentage than ...