Opening of “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting”
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
BACKGROUND: Drawing from the National Museum of the American Indian’s rich permanent collection, “Stretching the Canvas” presents nearly 40 paintings that transcend, represent or subvert conventional ideas of authenticity in American Indian art. It will be on view November 16, 2019 through Fall 2021.
As part of this local tour, you will have the opportunity to conduct on-the-record interviews with the following individuals associated with this ground-breaking exhibit:
• Artist America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), the publishing editor of First American Art magazine.
• Artist Mario Martinez (Pascua Yaqui).
• David Penney, Associate Director of Museum Research and Scholarship
• Kathleen Ash-Milby, Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum
• Curators Paul Chaat Smith and Rebecca Trautmann
About the Museum:
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere.