Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. A total of 56 works illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter and medium. Organized into three themes, or types of dialogue, the exhibition explores how Native American artists relate to the natural world, their community, and the outside world and how those relationships affect their identity and work.
Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present is curated by Dr. Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator of Native American Art. Works in the exhibition are drawn from the museum’s collection as well as loans from other institutions and individuals. Hear My Voice is a statewide exhibition and will travel to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke in 2018. The statewide tour is generously sponsored by The Schiller Family.