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New Waves: Signals For Change

Sep 15, 2021 - Mar 13, 2022

Opens September 15, 2021
Introduction/Kitchen Gallery

Since Philbrook’s founding, the Museum has collected and exhibited work by Native artists who ask urgent questions about the future of Indigenous art, drawing on historical forms to propel them in fresh, unexpected directions. New Waves: Signals for Change features works by artists in Philbrook’s collection, including Harry Fonseca, Fritz Scholder, and Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, that continue to spark dialogues today, redefining how Native art is made, discussed, and shown. These figures defy and transcend limitations placed on Indigenous artists, or–as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith says–“break the buckskin ceiling.”

These works continue to inspire debate and expand conversations about representation and the future of art.

This exhibition is curated by Christina Burke, Curator of Native American Art, and Sara O’Keeffe, Nancy E. Meinig Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art.