February 16, 2010

Illustrious at Heard Museum

Heard Museum opens new exhibit

By Kate CrowleyIllustrious: American Indian Artists’ Books and Illustrations opens Saturday, March 27 at Heard Museum North Scottsdale, showcasing established and emerging artists who are making innovative and sometimes unconventional art with books.

American Indian illustrators have made art to accompany books and other media for more than a century. Artists’ books are one-of-a-kind or small edition works of art that explore the boundaries of printed and bound books. The combination of American Indian picture and word based on personal experience and cultural heritage create imaginative narratives.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native American Picture Books of Change and Eagle Books Promote Healthiness.

Below:  Hoke Denetsosie, Navajo, b. 1919. Untitled, c. 1950. Heard Museum purchase. Watercolor, paper and posterboard.

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