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ExhibitionChanging Hands: Art Without Reservation 3, Contemporary Native Art from the Northeast and Southeast

Feb 7–Apr 27, 2014

beaded, sequined artwork

Exhibition Overview

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of indigenous origin working in both traditional and new media, acknowledging their long and diverse cultural legacies while overtly and simultaneously exploring, and often confronting, the many ongoing issues inherent to their cultural heritage. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 is the third in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York with Ellen Taubman as guest curator.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 is the culmination of a decade-long investigation and exploration into fine art created by Indigenous artists from North America, defined by their regional origins. This concluding exhibition of the three-part series presents new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and designers from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada.

IMAGE: Carla Hemlock (b. 1961), Tribute to the Mohawk Ironworkers, 2008, Cotton cloth, glass beads, sequins, cotton/nylon threads, 49 3/4 x 62 3/8 in. Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Programming & Financial Support

The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program.

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council, the Brittingham Fund, and by the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.