"Saint Agnes" Manderson, S.D. Pine Ridge Rez

Arthur Amiotte (Wanblí Ta Hócoka Washté), Oglala Lakota / American, born 1942
Oglala Lakota
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Central Plains
Plains

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2001

Acrylic and collage on canvas

Overall: 24 × 29 15/16 in. (61 × 76.1 cm)

Frame: 29 3/4 × 35 13/16 in. (75.5 × 91 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund

© Arthur Amiotte

MIS.2004.36

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Mixed Media

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

Mixed Media

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and inscribed, on collaged piece of ledger paper, lower right: [in black ink over graphite] Many generations / knew St. Agnes / in many ways / [in yellow paint] Amiotte 2001 c[circled]; inscribed, in image, upper right: Day School at Manderson

Label

Within this collage, Arthur Amiotte layers photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, antique ledger paper with handwritten text, and pictographic images upon the landscape of Manderson, South Dakota. Through the layering of this imagery, Amiotte creates a multidimensional space that invites the viewer to witness the complex and entangled histories of missionization and assimilation among the Oglala Lakota. The artist observed: "Those who believed that formal education would forever change Indian people overlooked the teaching of profound tribal values within Indian communities.

From the 2022 exhibition This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, curated by Jami C. Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art; Barbara J. MacAdam, former Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art; Thomas H. Price, former Curatorial Assistant; Morgan E. Freeman, former DAMLI Native American Art Fellow; and Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art



Course History

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2012

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2012

SART 17, Collage, Esme Thompson, Fall 2012

WRIT 5, The View from the Balcony: Learning How You Learn, Prudence Merton, Winter 2013

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2013

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2013

NAS 30.1, ARTH 17, Modern Native American Art History, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

FILM 47, Cut & Paste Cinema, Jodie Mack, Winter 2012

SART 17, Collage: Bridging the Gap, Esme Thompson, Fall 2013

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Spring 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

NAS 8, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Vera Palmer, Fall 2014

SART 30, SART 75, Photography II and III, Virginia Beahan, Spring 2019

FILM 44.02/SART 17.19, Cut and Paste Cinema, Jodie Mack, Spring 2019

ANTH 7.05, Animals and Humans, Laura Ogden, Winter 2022

GEOG 31.01, Postcolonial Geographies, Erin Collins, Winter 2022

ANTH 50.05, Environmental Archaeology, Madeleine McLeester, Winter 2022

ANTH 50.05, Environmental Archaeology, Madeleine McLeester, Winter 2022

ARTH 5.01, Introduction to Contemporary Art, Mary Coffey and Chad Elias, Winter 2022

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Summer 2022

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Summer 2022

SPAN 65.15, Wonderstruck: Archives and the Production of Knowledge in an Unequal World, Silvia Spitta and Barbara Goebel, Summer 2022

NAIS 8.01, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Heid Erdrich, Fall 2022

Writing Program 5.01, Experience and Education: Students, Teachers, Institutions, and the Power of Learning, Francine A'Ness, Winter 2023

English 62.05, Horrors of Survival: Modern American Literature, Jamie Godley, Summer 2023

Writing 5.01, Experience and Education: Students, Teachers, Institutions and the Power of Learning, Francine A'Ness, Fall 2023

Studio Art 31.01, Studio Art 72.01, Painting II, III, Andrew Shea, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Arthur Amiotte: Collages 1988-2006, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 19, 2006-April 29, 2007.

Contemporary Native American Ledger Art: Drawing on Tradition, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 14-December 19, 2010.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Perspectives: Native American Art from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, Perspective in Native Studies, NAS 8, Spring 2014, Vera Palmer, Teaching Exhibition, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 24-June 16, 2014.

Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 11, 2004-May 15, 2005.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 18, 2022.

Publication History

Janet Catherine Berlo, Arthur Amiotte Collages 1988-2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, ill. cat no. 42.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.147, no.121.

Cultural Survival Quarterly, Spring 2011, Volume 35, Issue 1, Cambridge, MA: Cultural Survival, 2011, p. 27.

Provenance

The artist; Custer, South Dakota; sold to present collection, 2004.

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