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It’s Corn!

Oct 01, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023

I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing!
  -Tariq, the “Corn Kid”

Predating this viral, songified interview with the “Corn Kid” by thousands of years, Native American tribes have been and continue to sing the praises of corn.

Embedded into the culture of many Native American tribes, corn plays an important role in ceremonies and is celebrated in these communities through feasts, dances, songs, and art!

“It’s Corn!” takes a look into Philbrook’s Native American collection to see how corn has influenced artists through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more.

Join us in celebrating corn this harvest season!

Waldo Mootzka (Hopi Pueblo (Third Mesa), c. 1910–1938). Zuni Evening Ceremony, c. 1930s. Watercolor on wove paper, 15 3/16 x 10 3/4″. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gift of the Phillips Petroleum Company, 1995.7.21. © Waldo Mootzka