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Discover Generations of Native American Art DuringThis Groundbreaking Exhibit

For generations, Native American artists have been considered outside the mainstream contemporary art world. A new exhibition, organized by Crystal Bridges, will begin to remedy that division. Native North America is the first exhibition to chart a history of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada. Witness this groundbreaking exhibition on Wednesday, November 7th.

The exhibition presents some 75 works of art by the most important Native American artists spanning the 1950s to today—such as Kay WalkingStick, Carl Beam, Fritz Scholder, Edgar Heap of Birds, and Kent Monkman—and features works in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, sound, installation, and performance art.

This unprecedented exhibition offers Indigenous perspectives on land and history and takes on the politics surrounding the way Native peoples have been represented, challenging historical assumptions and biases about Indigenous art.

Ultimately Native North America unveils the power and influence of Native American artists, upends what has, until now, been the dominant story about contemporary art, and enriches our understanding of American art.

This free exhibit is not one to be missed! Pick up your complimentary ticket online at www.crystalbridges.org or at the museum’s Guest Services desk.

If you feel like escaping The Briq on 4th Street Apartments in Bentonville, Arkansas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

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