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Lewis & Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place, Race, and Memory

February 12 – June 6, 2004

The Lewis and Clark expedition has become a primary symbol of American identity—rugged individuals conquering a continent and defining a new nation. Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists on Race, Place, and Memory uses three themes from the Lewis and Clark journals—place, race, and memory—to explore conditions of the American West today. Paintings, photographs, video work, and small-scale installations as well as contemporary works created in traditional Native American techniques such as carving, beadwork, and basketry explore issues that shaped the culture and landscape in the American West for the past two centuries. Exhibiting artists include Anne Appleby, Pat Courtney Gold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Peter Rostovsky, and Michael Brophy, among others.

This exhibition is generously supported by Click! Network, Tacoma Power, Allen Foundation for the Arts, and Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.