Exhibitions

Renwick Invitational 2023

May 26, 2023 – April 7, 2024
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Joe Feddersen (Arrow Lakes/Okanagan), Horses, and Deer, 2020, Glass, 13 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 10 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund. 2021.34. © 2020, Joe Feddersen, photo courtesy of Froelick Gallery

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
1661 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Renwick Invitational 2023 features artists Joe Feddersen (Arrow Lakes/Okanagan), Lily Hope (Tlingit), Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), Erica Lord (Athabaskan/Iñupiat), Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy), and Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe). Together, these artists present a fresh and nuanced vision of Native American art. The artists were selected for their work that expresses the honors and burdens that Native artists balance as they carry forward their cultural traditions. These artists highlight principles of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility through their work that addresses themes of environmentalism, displacement, and cultural connectedness.