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Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum of the American Indian

July 22, 2006 – June 10, 2007

American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

This exhibition features more than 250 works, including traditional clothing, masks, modern textile designs, sculptures, paintings and works of art on paper -- acquired by the museum since 1990. Many objects are from the Department of Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board headquarters collection, transferred to the museum's stewardship in 2000. A selection of miniature objects -- including tiny Navajo rugs, totem pole models, moccasins, and baskets -- and contemporary art by such artists as Norval Morrisseau (Ojibwe, b. 1931) and Preston Singletary (Tlingit, b. 1963) are also on view.