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Native American Art and Culture at PEM

PEM’s renowned collection of Native American art, the oldest ongoing collection in the western hemisphere, contains some of the finest works created over the past several centuries throughout the Americas. Works from 10,000 years ago to the present cross boundaries of region, period, and medium and emphasize the continuum of creativity that has always characterized Native American art.  Through exhibitions, programming, and scholarship, we present Native art and culture in ways that honor the diverse worldviews, ongoing vitality, and creative continuities and expressions of artists and their respective cultures, worldviews, and histories.

Explore some highlights from the collection