The boundaries of Native art, particularly contemporary Native art, are shifting. This shifting, like tectonic plates, is exciting to experience because like the forces of Earth, Native art is an energy. This energy is growing, bold and free from confinement. Contemporary Native art does not ignore its origins nor does it exclude. The artists in the 2021 Fellowship epitomized this dynamic shift, taking their mediums beyond a 180-degree turn, taking them past any boundaries.
Celebrate the Fellowship Exhibition’s official opening. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner and a cash bar.
Join us for a discussion panel with the 2021 Fellows led by students and alumni from IUPUI.
Join Eiteljorg Museum staff for a morning of coffee and conversation with our Fellowship Artists.
Hear about the art in Shifting Boundaries from the artists themselves on this Public Tour and Q&A.
As we mourn the passing of Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, we also celebrate her many accomplishments during an incredible 30-year tenure at the Eiteljorg Museum. During that time, Jennifer curated more than 50 exhibits and contributed to numerous publications. Among her crowning achievements was her vision and leadership in creating and growing the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her indelible contributions to the field of contemporary Native art will be felt forever.
The work I make signifies a continuum of thought, knowledge, and the essence of who we are as indigenous people living in a modern, chaotic, and challenging world.
Anita Fields, Osage, (Invited Artist)