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Second Saturdays: Space Makers

Early American Gallery
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Linda Lomahaftewa, Sustenance, late 1960s, oil on canvas, 71 in. x 42 1/2 in. Courtesy of Logan Slock and Ana Kuny. ©Linda Lomahaftewa. Photo by Jason S. Ordaz.

Join us for Second Saturdays, a fun family experience! This month, we are celebrating the Space Makers exhibition. Drop into the galleries to engage in a gallery conversation, learn more about the exhibition, and experience the museum in a new way! Chat with museum educators as they guide you through an activity inspired by the artwork and head to the studios for an artmaking activity that you can take home.

Free, no tickets required. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.

About the Exhibition

Space Makers: Indigenous Expression and a New American Art examines the mid-century American art movement known as the Indian Space Painters and the relationship between those painters, the Indigenous visual and material culture that inspired them, and the artists from the modern Native art movement who expanded upon such creative explorations through their own visual heritage.

Investigating these relationships for the first time, Space Makers reconfigures the history of American art and reveals its foundations in Indigenous space – aesthetically, geographically, and socio-politically. The free, focus exhibition features loans from the Charles and Valerie Diker collection, one of the nation’s preeminent collections of the underrecognized Indian Space Painting movement, and is guest curated by Christopher T. Green, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College.