Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection Opening Party

Headdress Frontlet, 1840-1870, Coastal? Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, T1077, Photography 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.

Be among the first to preview this extraordinary exhibition, organized by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a special performance by the Miami Nation of Indiana’s Twigh Twee Singers.

FREE for IMA Council. Reservations required by noon on December 1.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN