American Indian Artists

thru 5/12

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Contemporary Native artists, as the National Cowboy museum is uniquely poised to showcase them. As Lakota artist Oscar Howe wrote in 1958, “There is much more to Indian art than pretty, stylized pictures.” This exhibition highlights this depth and the 20th century American masters who shaped it. Explore early artists such as the Kiowa Six, Tonita Peña, Harrison Begay and the institutions that influenced them — particularly the University of Oklahoma and the Santa Fe Indian School. See how their art, and that of many others, was not limited to a specific medium or a standard scene, but also reflected individual creativity and stylistic diversity.

Drawing from the vast Silberman Collection, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum takes a long and thoughtful look at contemporary American art made by Native artists who were remaking the definition of those terms.

Complete info and ticket purchase here. 1700 NE 63rd St.