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Member Preview for Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors
March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Be among the first to experience the exhibition, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: In the Footsteps of My Ancestors, the night before it opens to the public.

Enjoy a talk by TAM’s Executive Director David Setford and Haub Curator of Western American Art, Faith Brower, and mingle with the artist herself. Hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar will be provided. Music by DJ Silong Chhun.

This event is free for members / $10 for non-members. Reserve your ticket here.

Become a TAM member to enjoy this enlightening preview by contacting membership@tacomaartmuseum.org or
(253)272-4258 x3057.

About the exhibition

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one of the U.S.’s finest indigenous talents. This timely and exciting exhibition, organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum, will be the first solo exhibition of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s large body of paintings in Tacoma. Quick-to-See Smith mines her cross-cultural experience and Salish-Kootenai identity, and spans cultures with powerful results of high aesthetic caliber.  Themes that perennially recur in her work are conflict, compassion, peace, the cycle of life, irony, and identity. Nature is often her impetus, a nature that includes human beings as but one player on the stage. Forms, colors, motifs, and texts spill across her surfaces like language on a page or a musical score for a culture’s epic story.

Organized by the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana. Both exhibition and catalogue are supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and numerous private sponsors.


Image: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, King of the Mountain, 2005. Oil on canvas, 72 x 96 inches, diptych. Collection of the artist.