Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our new American Indian art galleries—dedicated to the vision of Native American Artists and their cultures. With more than 6,100 square feet, the galleries are among the largest devoted to American Indian art in any comprehensive art museum in the world.
The remarkable new galleries showcase nearly 200 works, encompassing pre-historic to contemporary art and embraces most of the North American native cultures. While the cultural and historical significance of each object is acknowledged, the primary focus of this collection is its artistic quality, rather than as cultural artifacts or historical relics.For more information about the collection, please visit the American Indian Art Collection.
November 14-15, 2009
The Museum celebrates the opening of the new American Indian Galleries with a series of performances featuring nationally known groups representing Native peoples from different regions of North America.
Students from Haskell Indian Nations University of Lawrence, Kansas will also contribute performances and demonstrations. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this family-oriented event!