Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Frank Buffalo Hyde: Ladies and Gentleman, This is the Buffalo Show

April 14 – July 31, 2012

Frank Buffalo Hyde exhibits new work inspired by the North American Bison “Buffalo” as icon, deity, logo messenger and witness. From near extinction at the turn of the last century to popular beef alternative in this millennium, and from Buffalo Bill to Buffalo wings, this powerful symbol of (Native) America is explored in Buffalo Hyde’s new series with a few collaborative surprises.

About the artist: Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce / Onondaga), a Southwestern born artist, has been recognized for breaking through the boundaries and preconceptions of what Native American art should look like. Hyde was raised in central New York, and returned to New Mexico to study at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Institute and the Institute of American Indian Arts. For more information about the artist, go to  To read a news release about this exhibition, click here.

Frank Buffalo Hyde, Buffalo Bill, 2012

Frank Buffalo Hyde, Buffalo Bill, 2012