[PAST EVENT] In Memory Still: A Legacy in Kiowa Art
September 10, 2011 - November 13, 2011
12pm - 5pm
In Memory Still: A Kiowa Legacy in Art traces the enduring artistic tradition of American Indian artists, known as the Kiowa Five, from their roots in Plains culture to their lasting influence upon contemporary Native artwork. The exhibition features the renowned 1929 portfolio titled "Kiowa Indian Art," that received critical acclaim in Europe and the United States. Under the mentorship of University of Oklahoma professor Oscar Jacobson, the Kiowa Five were among the first Native artists to be artistically trained in a university setting. Countering pressures to assimilate into mainstream society, these artists chose to depict aspects of traditional Kiowa culture in their paintings. Although the Kiowa Five remained together for less than a decade, their work continues to influence contemporary American Indian artists. In Memory Still will be on view at the Muscarelle Museum September 10 through November 13, 2011.