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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Curated by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), this exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of nearly 50 living Native artists practicing across the United States. Their powerful expressions reflect the diversity of Native American individual, regional and cultural identities. At the same time, these works share a worldview informed by thousands of years of reverence, study and concern for the land.

Through a variety of practices – including weaving, beadwork, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, performance and video – these artists visualize Indigenous knowledge of land/ landbase/ landscape. Together, the works in The Land Carries Our Ancestors underscore the self-determination, survivance and right to self-representation of Indigenous peoples.

Explore selected works, hear artists talk about their work and experiences as Native Americans and much more from the National Gallery of Art here.