Phippen Museum

Prescott, AZ

(520) 778-1385


New Expressions: Two Decades of Contemporary Native American Art


The Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona will present an exhibit entitled "New Expressions: Two Decades of Contemporary Native American Art," featuring art work by 50-75 Native American artists from the Southwest. The show, sponsored by The Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, opened on April 3, 1999 and runs through June 13, 1999. The exhibit focuses on non-traditional, innovative and contemporary work by Native Americans created from 1980 to the present day.

Sue Willoughby, Museum Director, indicated that the Museum wishes to promote the work of creative artists who have explored new techniques, new media and art forms, or whose work reflects current trends in the market place. The exhibit is restricted to Native Americans who produce only the highest quality of work and who reside in the Western half of the United States. The exhibit will be curated by a guest panel of knowledgeable resources, including several Native Americans.

Works of art in the exhibit include textiles, jewelry, non-religious ceremonial objects, creations in clay, baskets and woven objects with new or non-traditional designs, Navajo folk art, paintings and works on paper, sand paintings, sculpture, objects created from leather, katchinas and fetishes.

The Museum is open Monday, 10AM - 4PM; Wednesday - Saturday, 10AM - 4PM; Sunday 1PM-4PM; closed Tuesday. Address: 4701 Highway 89 North, Prescott, AZ 86301

Images from top to bottom (click on images to enlarge them): Baje Whitethorne, Chaser of the Inlaws, acrylic, 12 x 23 1/2 inches; Marie Yazzie, Serape Revival, 54 x 86 inches, Navajo rug; Al Qoyawayma, Hopi Maiden (far left) bronze, 10 x 4 1/2 inches, Blanketed Corn Maiden (middle bronze), bronze, 12 x 5 1/2 inches, So'O (far right), bronze, 12 x 5 inches.

Search for more articles and essays on American art in Resource Library. See America's Distinguished Artists for biographical information on historic artists.

This page was originally published in 1999 in Resource Library Magazine. Please see Resource Library's Overview section for more information.

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