Current Exhibitions at the KIA

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Our People, Our Land, Our Images
July 15 - October 22, 2017

An important exhibition of 51 works by 26 indigenous photographers from Canada, Iraq, New Zealand, and the U.S., who explore the dynamic field of indigenous photography and demonstrate the importance of viewing Native peoples through their own eyes. Styles vary from traditional documentary photographs to altered images combining overlays and collage, but each image, paired with the artist's statement, conveys connections to the artist's land, tradition, and community.




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Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
June 17 - September 10, 2017
Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is one of the country's most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry. For nearly half a century, she has explored her own hybrid cultural identity through her art and life. Featuring more than 65 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the exhibition traces her career over more than four decades and culminates with her recent paintings of monumental landscapes and Native places.



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Impressions: Printmaking in Japan
April 1 - July 23

Traditional Japanese woodblock prints fascinated Western artists in the late 19th century. The sense of space, color and pattern and the glimpse of a distant time and place shown in these prints continue to captivate audiences today. Works from the KIA collection demonstrate the shift from traditional processes and imagery through the developments leading to Japanese printmaking of today.

This exhibition is supported by the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

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