Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

ARTiculations in Print: Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013)»

January 25 - July 31;

Internationally renowned graphic artist Kenojuak Ashevak (b. 1927) passed away in 2013 at the age of 85. While we mourn the loss of one of the most significant Inuit artists of the modern era, she leaves behind an unparalleled artistic legacy in prints and drawings created over 50 years of uninterrupted production.   The selection […]

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast | Selected Works»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3/Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast, Selected Works concludes a cycle of landmark exhibitions conceived and organized to present a comprehensive and in-depth cross section of innovative and groundbreaking work by contemporary Indigenous artists.  These creative individuals express a new vitality and spirit of experimentation in […]

Cannupa Hanska Luger STEREOTYPE: Misconceptions of the Native American»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

“Native American” is an umbrella term for the Indigenous population of North America. This term, being so broad, has allowed for many external interpretations, from anthropologists to Hollywood directors, to define who Native Americans are. The reality of the matter is that the continent of North America is vast, with environmental and cultural complexity that […]

Jacob Meders: Divided Lines»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

  In the exhibition Divided Lines, artist Jacob Meders examines the complex misrepresentations of Indigenous peoples in North American artistic depictions prevalent in 15th and 16th century European society. By incorporating an aesthetic that emulates historic woodcuts, Meders’ panoramic installation toys with the idea of assimilation, reimaging figures with a likeness to Indigenous and western […]

Steven J. Yazzie: The Mountain»

August 15 - December 31, 2013;

Steven Yazzie, Sianca Bajinnin Butte, 2013, digital printSteven J. Yazzie’s work is about land, as a place of personal reflection, a framework for Indigenous cultural relevance, and a point of reference to changing politics related to urbanization. For the exhibition The Mountain, Yazzie recognizes place as an entity with multidimensional interpretations and has become an […]

Stands With A Fist: Contemporary Native Women Artists»

May 25 - July 31, 2013;

            Stands With A Fist is a multi-disciplinary art exhibition that is a unique platform for cultivating, celebrating and declaring a continual presence of visual expression created by contemporary Native women artists. The exhibition demonstrates the ways that women boldly fit into, redefine, or turn upside down the usual categories […]

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