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Native American Art at Dartmouth

Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

October 08, 2011, through March 11, 2012
Bob Haozous, Apache Pull-Toy

Bob Haozous, Chiricahua Apache/Diné (Navajo), Apache Pull-Toy, 1988, painted steel. Purchased through the Joseph B. Obering ’56 Fund; S.989.17 

Artist unknown, bandolier bag

Artist unknown, Anishinaabeg (Chippewa / Ojibwa), White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, bandolier bag, about 1900, glass beads, cotton cloth, wool yarn, wool binding, and thread. Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill; 46.17.9874 

Elizabeth Conrad Hickox or Louise Hickox, basket

Elizabeth Conrad Hickox, Karuk (Karok) / Wiyot, or Louise Hickox, Karuk (Karok), basket, about 1925, wild grape root, myrtle sticks, hazel, maidenhair fern, yellow-dyed porcupine quills, and stag horn lichen. Gift of Mrs. James Foster Scott in memory of her late husband, Victor J. Evans; 157.9.13894 

Artist unknown, vest

Artist unknown, Dakota (Eastern Sioux), vest, about 1880, Native-tanned hide, cotton fabric, porcupine quills, ribbon, glass beads, aniline dye, ink, sinew, and thread. Gift of Stephen A. Lister, Class of 1963; 2008.82 

Artist unknown, man’s cap

Artist unknown, Mi’kmaq (Micmac), Wabanaki or Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or New York, man’s cap, about 1860, velvet, cotton cloth, glass beads, sequins, ivory, and thread. Purchased in memory of Stacey Coverdale, Class of 1988, made possible by an anonymous gift; 988.29.26943 

Nampeyo, Hopi, Hano Pueblo, seed jar

Nampeyo, Hopi, Hano Pueblo, seed jar in Sikyatki Revival Style, about 1900–1910, earthenware painted with colored slips and burnished. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Browne; 42.12.8107 

Fritz Scholder, Dartmouth Portrait #17, 1973, oil on canvas, acrylic background. Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund; P.974.11

Fritz Scholder, Luiseño (Luiseno), Dartmouth Portrait #17, 1973, oil on canvas, acrylic background. Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund; P.974.11 

Preston Singletary, Tlingit Crest Hat

Preston Singletary, Tlingit, Tlingit Crest Hat, 2006, etched blue glass. Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund, the William S. Rubin Fund, the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisitions Fund, and the Charles Venrick 1936 Fund; 2007.12

The fourth in a series of exhibitions presenting the Hood’s extensive and varied holdings, Native American Art at Dartmouth surveys the breadth and depth of the permanent collection of indigenous art from North America, from the historic to the contemporary. Guest curators George Horse Capture, Joe Horse Capture, and Joseph Sanchez each contribute unique experience and perspective as well as a discerning eye in the presentation of the Hood’s varied holdings of Native art. This exhibition reveals the transformation of traditional iconography and showcases the use of non-Native media in contemporary artistic expression and visual narrative, including the work of former Dartmouth Artists-in-Residence Allan Houser, Fritz Scholder, T. C. Cannon, and Bob Haozous.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and was generously supported by Mary Alice Kean Raynolds and David R. W. Raynolds, Class of 1949, Susan Ferris, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund, and the Eleanor Smith Fund. A multimedia component was made possible by a gift from Stephen A. Lister, Class of 1963.
Curated by Karen S. Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects / Joe Horse Capture, Associate Curator / Joseph Sanchez / George P. Horse Capture Sr.

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