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(Re)Presenting Native Americans

November 21, 2015 - October 30, 2016

What is the “American identity,” and how has the artwork of the American west affected your ideas of American identity? Focusing on images of Native Americans created from the late 1800s to today, this exhibition explores how artists of different eras and backgrounds represent Indigenous cultures. This exhibition will inspire visitors to ponder how they would want to be represented.


John Nieto (born 1936), Plains Warrior with Breastplate, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Gift of Christopher and Astrid Forbes in honor of Erivan and Helga Haub, 2013.16.