Circles of the World: Traditional Art of the Plains Indians

April 24, 1984 – July 15, 1984

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

1st Floor Galleries (except Decorative Arts Gallery)

On view are more than 150 works in an exhibition drawn largely from the collection of the Denver Art Museum. The title refers to the Southwest American Indian belief that the circle is the perfect form--a metaphor for the universe. Domestic, ceremonial, tribal, and spiritual objects are organized in four concentric "circles of the world."