Layered Histories

August 5, 2023 – March 2, 2024
Indigenous Australian Art from the Kimberley and Central Desert



The artists in Layered Histories deftly use color, pattern, and abstraction to create a sense of place that layers images of the land (known as Country) with creation stories, historical events, and significant animals, plants, and people. Unlike Western ideas of history which often draw a firm line between events of the past and the present, these Indigenous artists express more comprehensive and integrated world views.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Cissy Patterson Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Amelia Kahl

Additional Information

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Exhibition subject: Oceania