Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light is drawn primarily from the museum’s extensive Native American collections and features more than 70 works, including never-before-seen objects, such as a 17th century bejeweled Incan dance crown and a David Bradley monoprint (2000). In addition to beadwork, textiles, ceramics, and drawings, the exhibition includes paintings and an installation by Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo). Diverse cultures—from the Penobscot in the Northeast and Haida of British Columbia, to the Pueblos of the American Southwest and Incas of Peru—are represented.
"Intersections focuses on connections—between the traditional and the personal, the present and the past, the Native and the non-Native, and Indigenous and Western media. It emphasizes the creative possibilities and the dynamic tensions that arise from aesthetic, cultural, and political influences,” says PEM guest curator Laurie Beth Kalb, who co-curated the exhibition with PEM associate curator of Native American art, Karen Kramer.
Support provided by ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations).