The Hopeman family collection surveys a wide range of influential artists and movements that have played significant roles in the history of contemporary Native American art. Pueblo works from the 1950’s influenced by ‘The Studio School’ movement along with works by Woody Crumbo, influenced by ‘The Kiowa Five’, illustrate two movements in contemporary Native art that came to be recognized as “authentic” Native American styles of painting. These works both compliment and contradict later works by the influential Fritz Scholder who helped to break down the stereotypes of what had become expected of Native American artists. Works by Alan Houser, R.C. Gorman, Kevin Red Star and John Nieto continue the timeline providing us with a beautiful survey of some of the pillars of contemporary Native American art.
On view at the All My Relations Gallery 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404 June 15th – July 22nd, 2012
Free and open to the public