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

July 22, 2006 – June 10, 2007

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

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.

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