Praising Sacred Icons as Art

If your exposure has been primarily to Western art, it can be difficult to fully appreciate the artistry of icons. Knowing something about the underlying iconography and typologies, and putting aside expectations of artistic originality and realism, will make these deeply symbolic images more accessible. […]

T. C. Cannon: One Who Stands in the Sun

T.C. Cannon combined contemporary Western art influences with native traditions, making astute social and political statements with wry humor. He did not want his art to be pigeon-holed as native. He was an artist, period. […]

Discovering Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

A world-class museum in an unexpected place presents the history of American Art in the Heart of America. Wander waterside pavillions in a wooded Ozark ravine at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American art — Early, Modern and Contemporary. […]

Discover the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

An important museum in it’s art historical niche, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe NM, holds the premier collection in the world of contemporary art by Native American, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples. Read how Native artists contribute to mainstream art movements — without losing touch with their diverse cultural traditions. […]