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Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains

Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains

March 12, 2016 – December 4, 2016

American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Sponsor: Smithsonian Latino Center

Location: 2nd Floor, East Gallery

This exhibition reflects the dynamic tradition of narrative art among Native nations from the Great Plains. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form from historic hides, muslins, and ledger books to more than 50 contemporary works commissioned by the museum. Illustrating everything from war deeds and ceremonial events to notions of modernity and identity, the selected artworks are as diverse as the individuals who created them.

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Dallin Maybee (Arapaho), Conductors of Our Own Destiny, 2013. Photo by Ernest Amoroso, NMAI. (26/9328)