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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian exhibit, which opened June 9, traces the evolution of Native American art from ancient times to the present day while spotlighting some of the forces that shaped it. The museum has extended the closing date of its "Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art" exhibit to Sunday, March 10.
Continues Through March 10
Organized by the Mitchell Museum, "Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art" includes works from the Mitchell's permanent collection and on loan from private collectors. The exhibit was originally slated to close January 6.
The exhibit focuses on how developments in traditional art, the tourist trade, and the founding of American Indian art schools led to today's vibrant art market "where Native artists blend cultural traditions with contemporary media to push the boundaries of how we view American Indian art," notes the exhibit's introductory signage.
The exhibit is designed to provide a chronological overview of Native American art while challenging visitors' assumptions. The exhibit includes contemporary pieces one might not expect to see in a Native American museum and pieces never before seen at the Mitchell, according to museum officials.
Admission to the exhibit is included with Mitchell Museum admission, which is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, students, teachers (with valid school ID), and children. Admission is free for Mitchell members and tribal members. Admission is also free on the first Friday of every month.
posted December 26, 2012 6:00 am est