Visions and Visionaries

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Aug 20 2015 - Jul 6 2017

Drawing from the strength and diversity of the permanent collection of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the artworks on view highlight the role of visionaries in IAIA’s history who forged new paths. The exhibition traces the development of Native art in the American Southwest in the 1960s and its evolution into a national movement today, and is testament to the continual risk-taking and innovation that has shaped IAIA. The exhibition is presented in four “chapters”: Abstraction; Ways of Seeing; Politics and Perception; and Realism and the Documentary Image. These sections serve to frame the works, create new connections and revise established artistic tropes and movements.

Artists represented in the exhibition include T.C. Cannon, R.C. Gorman, and Fritz Scholder, among many other notables.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Indigenous
  • T.C. Cannon
  • R.C. Gorman
  • Fritz Scholder
  • and others

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