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Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Retrospective 2017

Native Art Now!

Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Retrospective 2017

Native Art Now!

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Native Art Now!

The Eiteljorg took a temporary hiatus from selecting five new Fellowship artists this round. Instead, the Eiteljorg and WFYI co-produced a TV documentary about contemporary Native art titled, Native Art Now!. It was broadcast multiple times on PBS affiliates in dozens of TV markets nationwide. Native Art Now! also was the title of a scholarly companion book that discussed developments in Native art since 1992. The Eiteljorg hosted a public convening of previously awarded Fellows to obtain their feedback on and recommendations for the Fellowship. And, the museum conducted a retrospective exhibition of the best of Fellowship art, also titled Native Art Now! The exhibition and related events received coverage in the news media. The regular Fellowship process then resumed for 2019.

Meryl McMaster (Plains Cree/Blackfoot, born 1988), 'Anima (In-Between Worlds series)', 2012, digital chromogenic print, Printed by Colourgenics Fine Art Imaging (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), Printer: LightJet 430 Printer, LightJet Chromogenic Print, Paper: Fuji Crystal Archive Matte Paper, 36 x 36 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship
Holly Wilson (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma/Cherokee, born 1968), 'Enough', 2015, bronze, Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship

challenging notions

  These works challenge conventional notions that Native American art is limited to particular styles or materials or focused on particular eras. Instead, they reveal how thought-provoking contemporary art can be and how relevant it is to issues of today.”

John Vanausdall Eiteljorg President & CEO

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Help us secure a future in which Native American voices are heard through contemporary artwork. You can help by giving to the Eiteljorg, or by helping us in our search for artists for the next fellowship.

Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla, born 1967), 'Manifest Destiny', 1998, metal, wood, plastic, paper, dollar bills, cowboy hat, printed fabric, 50 x 10 x 12 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship