Dreaming Their Way

October 07, 2006, through December 10, 2006
Australian Aboriginal Women Painters



Temporary Exhibitions, Lathrop, Jaffe, Hall, Friends, and Cheatham Galleries


The first-ever exhibition of its kind in the United States, Dreaming Their Way features intensely colorful canvases and intricate bark paintings by thirty-three Indigenous female artists from across the Australian continent. The paintings demonstrate these women's bold and often experimental interpretations of their cultural heritage. Works from renowned artists such as Dorothy Napangardi and the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye express the Indigenous relationship to the land, understanding of the world, and sense of obligation to their culture. Collectively, these works will encourage visitors to view contemporary Australian Indigenous art as one of the great art movements of our time.

This exhibition was organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is generously funded by the George O. Southwick 1957 Memorial Fund, the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Britta Konau | Brian Kennedy

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtOceania