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American Indian Art from the Fenimore Art Museum: The Thaw Collection at The Met Fifth Avenue

The Met Fifth Avenue

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/american-indian-fenimore-thaw

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

This exhibition highlights 38 masterworks from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. It features landmark creations in a range of media by gifted artists across North America—from the Arctic to the Southwest and the Eastern Woodlands to the Pacific Northwest—and encompasses close to 1,200 years of artistic tradition and innovation. —Met Museum

 

Cover: Potlatch figure holding a copper (detail), c. 1880–1895. Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl), northwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Red cedar, paint, nails, 50 x 13.5 x 15 in. Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Photo: Richard Walker; Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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