Contemporary Native and Indigenous printmakers’ diverse points of view and styles of artwork are revealed through their vibrant, recent works.
New traveling exhibition Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers presents captivating recent prints by Kenojuak Ashevak (Inuit), Marwin Begaye (Navajo), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Aleut), Wendy Red Star (Crow), C. Maxx Stevens (Seminole/Muscogee), Melanie Yazzie (Diné [Navajo]), and 23 more Native and Indigenous printmakers from across the globe. Through their inventive and vibrant works, the artists in this exhibition reveal the diverse points of view and styles of art found in the world of contemporary Native printmaking.
Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers features 36 contemporary works on paper by 29 Native and Indigenous artists, all drawn from the C.N. Gorman Museum’s collection (UC Davis). This area of the collections was established early in the museum’s history and has been expanding since then through the generosity of artists, as well as collectors and museum members. The museum has also been honored to serve as a repository for several large print portfolios, organized by master printmaker and UC Boulder Professor Melanie Yazzie (Diné [Navajo]).
Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers is a partnership between the C.N. Gorman Museum and Exhibit Envoy.
- Rental Fee:
- $4,000 + shipping for an 8-week booking
- ~900-1,200 sq. feet or 100-130 linear feet
- Installation Images:
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- 36 framed prints ranging in size from 11″ x 13″ to 30″ x 57″
- An introduction and title panel
- Labels for each print
- Exhibition press kit with digital images
- Resources and programming suggestions
Schedule and Availability
January 19, 2020 – May 10, 2020 (16 weeks)
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA
June 6, 2021 – August 15, 2021
La Quinta Museum, La Quinta, CA
August 29, 2021 – January 2, 2022 (18 weeks)
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
January 16, 2022 – March 13, 2022
Daura Museum of Art, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA
June 5, 2022 – October 30, 2022 (21 weeks)
Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma, CA
November 13, 2022 – April 23, 2023 (23 weeks)
The California Museum, Sacramento, CA
April 9, 2023 – June 4, 2023
June 25, 2023 – August 20, 2023
September 3, 2023 – March 31, 2024
[Break in tour; look for a number of the works in this exhibit at the Gorman Museum‘s grand re-opening!]
April 21, 2024 – June 16, 2024
July 7, 2024 – September 1, 2024
October 27, 2024 – February 2, 2025 (19 weeks)
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
This show will travel beyond 2024! Contact us to discuss booking dates for 2025+.