Contemporary Native Art 101

April 9, 2022 – July 3, 2023

Contemporary Native Art 101 is a visual review of contemporary Native art from the 20th century to today, focusing on its developments in painting, sculpture, prints, and multi-media

Celebrate The Ever-Changing Nature of Native Art

Contemporary Native Art 101 is a survey of contemporary Native art from the mid-to-late 19th century to today. Contemporary art is defined as art that is being created now and its origins are in modern art, which began around the 1860s to the 1960s. Native art has been transitioning for hundreds of years now and many art historians consider the mid-19th century as the beginning of Native modernism with the innovation of Ledger Art or Ledger Style.

The 20th century saw developments in Native American art in painting, sculpture, prints, installations, and other multi-media that reflect Native peoples’ ability to adapt and maintain. These developments are rooted in the customary art traditions of Native peoples as established in painting murals, pottery, and hides. Native modernism, in particularly, Native art history, is evolving before our very eyes.

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How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission

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Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thu 08

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Sat 10

Snow Globe Workshop

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun 11

Sensory-Friendly Day

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm