Monday, April 21, 2014

The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth & Sky

The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth & Sky


Five Contemporary Artists Featured within 


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is hosting an extraordinary exhibition of Plains Indians masterworks, from the Adena Pipe, Ohio's Official State Artifact, to a "2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is working in conjunction with The Museé du quai Branly and 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art to host this traveling exhibition.

"Together the 140 works will reveal the accomplishments of Plains Indian artists, not only as the makers of objects that sustain tradition and embody change, but as the bearers of individual creative expression and innovation. Many nations are represented—Osage, Quapaw, Omaha, Crow, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Lakota, Blackfeet, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Mesquakie, Kansa and others. Objects will travel from France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and the United States."
For more information about the exhibition or to view some of the featured works, visit 

April 7- July 20- Paris, The Museé du quai Branly
September 19- January 11, 2015- Kansas, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
March 2- May 17, 2015- New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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