Latent Emissions, Chakaia Booker
Native North America Arts
Unidentified Crow Artist
MAN'S SHIRT, ca. 1845
leather (deer skin), porcupine quills, glass beads,
feathers, and paint
ARTS OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA GALLERY IS CLOSED FOR THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW
RACLIN MURPHY MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN LATE NOVEMBER 2023.
The Arts of Native North Americans is one of the three segments of the Indigenous Arts of the Americas collections of the Snite Museum of Art: Arts of North America, Arts of Mexico and Central America, and Arts of South America). It includes materials dated to before and after contact with travelers and settlers from Europe and Africa. Highlights are early nineteenth-century Plains Indian painted war records and costumes. Also featured are Mimbres and Anasazi painted ceramics from the prehistoric Southwest.
View a catalog of an exhibition of Native American art at Snite Father Lindesmith Part 1 (7.37 MB PDF) and Snite Father Lindesmith Part 2 (9.57 MB PDF)
The new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art will include a reinstallation of selections from the Native North America Art Collection that will include nineteenth-and-early-twentieth-century Native American art objects, as well as a few objects created by contemporary Native American artists. It will be re-imagined using different objects that have not been on view in the past so the previously exhibited light-sensitive textiles and clothing items made from painted or beaded animal skins can “rest” within a dark storage space to prevent fading the natural dyes.
Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College faculty members who would like their students to view specific objects in our collection should contact Bridget Hoyt, Curator of Education, Academic Programs, at least two weeks (and preferably three) in advance of the date of the class session (email@example.com).