Fred Donath Jr. Memorial Gallery
Plains Art Museum, in partnership with Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, is honored to bring Continuity of Culture. This exhibition will highlight prints from Crow’s Shadow’s permanent collection in conversation with Indigenous objects from Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection. Pairing these artworks brings layers of complex narratives across time and space, reinforcing contemporary Indigenous existence. Despite Indigenous People’s historical (dis)placement by modern society, the historic items from the collection were created by contemporary people of their day, and these artworks still serve the same function within Indigenous culture today as it did ten, fifty, to over a century ago. Prints by contemporary artists Marie Watt, Wendy Red Star, Jeffrey Gibson, Raven Chacon and many more reflect the continuity of culture, it’s cultural items and art, but also a need for contemporary artists to express themselves as individuals.