This exhibition highlights 38 masterworks from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. It features landmark creations in a range of media by gifted artists across North America—from the Arctic to the Southwest and the Eastern Woodlands to the Pacific Northwest—and encompasses close to 1,200 years of artistic tradition and innovation.
"Stunning ... Everything is a high point." —New York Times
The exhibition is made possible in part by the Friends of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
It is organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Potlatch figure (Man holding a copper) (detail), ca. 1880–95. Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), northwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Red cedar, paint, nails, 50 x 13.5 x 15 in. Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York