Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Art of the American Indians Comes to IMA

An exhibit of North American Indian art opens 2 December 2011 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, running through 12 February 2012.

The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of North American Indian art comprises more than 800 masterpieces of Native American art from across North America and spanning more than 2,000 years.

This exhibition features more than 80 of the most outstanding works of art drawn from this collection, now held at the Fenimore Art Museum. The exhibition highlights the range of art produced by Native American cultures.

Note: the image shows a Nepcetat Mask, ca. 1840-1860, Central Yup’ik, Probably Lower Yukon River, Alaska, Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T231. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.

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