Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection

December 2, 2011-February 12, 2012

Nepcetat Mask, ca. 1840-1860, Central Yup’ik, Probably Lower Yukon River, Alaska, Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T231. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.

Revealing the extraordinary range of art produced by Native American cultures, Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection features more than 100 of the most outstanding works from one of the premier collections in the country. The exhibition presents an astonishing variety of pieces, including ritual objects, ceremonial clothing, pottery, and basketry. These masterworks provide a glimpse of the diversity of expression found in Native American art, and reflect the importance of the arts in sustaining ancient traditions that still exist today and will endure in the future.

This exhibition is organized by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

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