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Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass

On display through Jun 16, 2022 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass, is a groundbreaking exhibit of works in glass by 33 Indigenous artists, plus leading glass artist Dale Chihuly who introduced glass art to Indian Country. On view from May 2021 to June 2022 at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture the stunning art in the exhibit embodies the intellectual content of Native traditions expressed in glass.

The artists have melded the aesthetics and properties inherent in glass art with their cultural ways of knowing, whether re-interpreting traditional stories and designs in the medium of glass, or expressing contemporary issues affecting Indigenous Nations. A companion book tells these stories and includes photos of most of the works on display.

The exhibit, curated by Dr. Letitia Chambers, former CEO of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and artist and museum consultant Cathy Short, features the following artists: Larry Ahvakana, Marcus Amerman, Angela Babby, Brian Barber, Dale Chihuly, Priscilla Cowie, Joe David, Alano Edzerza, Joe Fedderson, Dan Friday, Raya Friday, Gunbi Ganambarr, Tammy Garcia, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Tony Jojola,Ramson Lomatewama, Carol Lujan, Ira Lujan, Djamba Marawili, Robert (Spooner)Marcus, Jody Naranjo, Ed Archie NoiseCat, Haila Old Peter, Carl Ponca, Marvin Oliver, Virgil Ortiz, Shaun Peterson, Lillian Pitt, Harlan Reano, Preston Singletary, Raven Skyriver, Rory Erler Wakemup, and Adrian Wall.

Lead Sponsors

David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, Brautigam/Kaplan Foundation

Also on exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


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