Exhibition

Arriving at Fresh Water: Contemporary Native Artists from Our Great Lakes

Exhibition Dates: May 9, 2015 - February 28, 2016

Frank Big Bear
White Earth PowWow #4, 1983-1984
Color Pencil on Paper
41 1/2 × 53 1/2 in. 
L2015.52.1

Frank Big Bear
White Earth PowWow #4, 1983-1984
Color Pencil on Paper
41 1/2 × 53 1/2 in.
L2015.52.1

What is Native art today? It’s witty and warm, colorful and critical. It celebrates the past while challenging expectations. And some of the best art is being made right here and now in the Great Lakes area.

This exhibition presents 14 of the region’s most visionary artists. They’re boldly tackling the biggest, most universal issues of the day, exploring truth and justice, community and self. They’re chronicling their own histories and the sweep of societal change. They’re pushing past assumptions into the realm of revelation—the promise of beauty to change the way we see.