IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Santa Fe, NM
Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence celebrates the work of Cherokee artist and educator Lloyd Henri “Kiva” New (1916-2002). This exhibition observes New’s 100th birthday and draws on three major themes of his legacy, each tied to his innovative concepts in Native art and culturally-based education. Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence includes paintings by New from his personal collection, completed between 1938-1995, many never before shown in a museum or gallery. Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence presents the artist as an innovator of Native Modernism through fashion and textile design in an interpretive reproduction of the Kiva Studio, New’s successful 1950s showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence features over forty printed textiles created by IAIA students during the 1960s and 1970s under New’s artistic direction, drawn from the permanent collection of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence hopes to illuminate Lloyd Kiva New’s artistic abilities, his successful fashion career, and profound impact on contemporary Native art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Of his memoir, Hon. Wilma Mankiller said, "The Sound of Drums, A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New is an important book about a visionary artist who literally transformed the landscape of Native American art in the American Southwest.''