Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Upcoming Exhibitions

MoCNA Spring Exhibitions 2014

May 24 – July 31, 2014
North Gallery
Opening reception in conjunction with Chaos to Complexity | May 31 | 4-6pm

We Hold These Truths features contemporary baskets made from paper that have been inspired by traditional techniques, shapes, patterns and functions of Cherokee baskets. Shan Goshorn examines and manipulates the material and authority of paper (and the written word) as a weapon aimed against Native Americans in the form of treaties, ancestry rolls, laws, restrictions, land allotment and more. By weaving baskets from a variety of reproduced historical documents, Goshorn’s work offers an opportunity to re-interpret penned history from an Indigenous point of view woven from tradition.

About the artist: Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee) is a concept-based artist. Her recent work incorporates traditional Cherokee basket weaving. She received her VFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art/Atlanta College of Art. She has exhibited both in the United States and abroad and her work can be found in numerous collections. Goshorn resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Brandywine Workshop Collection
May 24 – July 31, 2014
South Gallery

The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded to support the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and ensuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies. The organization recently donated a collection of works by Indigenous artists to MoCNA’s National Collection upholding the vision to establish satellite collections at public institutions across the country for preservation and exhibition.


Opening August 14 at MoCNA

Ric Gendron | Rattlebone + solo exhibitions by Mario Martinez, Da-Ka-Xeen Mehner and Courtney Leonard