Portrait of the Artist as an Indian / Portrait of the Indian as an Artist

January 26, 2019 – February 23, 2020



In this gallery of "portraits," contemporary Native artists offer us some very different ideas about who they are and whom their work portrays. Speaking directly to and about stereotypes embedded in the American imagination, as Natives are presented in paintings, photographs, popular art, and public performance, new Native artists reshape their identities as both Indians and artists who portray the unexpected.

The installation of this gallery was generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Exhibition Curator

Rayna Green

Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtNative America