How have we shaped our land and how has it shaped us?
The nearly 50 living Native artists practicing across the United States featured in “The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans” wrestle with questions like this in powerful ways.
Watch for a glimpse at these artists, who through a variety of practices visualize Indigenous knowledge and create diverse art from a shared worldview informed by thousands of years of reverence, study, and concern for the land.
Learn more about the exhibition “The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans” by visiting: https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2023/ancestors-contemporary-art-native-americans.html
Find artworks by curator and artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation) in our collection here: https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.51039.html
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