August 28, 2007

Art article omits Eiteljorg

Native art is very AmericanI am happy to see contemporary art is gaining more attention in Indianapolis. All the organizations and individuals The Star mentioned ("Fresh and indefinable," Aug. 19) are making a significant impact on the city's reputation and providing our citizens with challenging and exciting contemporary art experiences.

I was disappointed, however, that the article did not mention the important contemporary work at the Eiteljorg Museum. Unfortunately, the art world doesn't consider Native American art to be American art. That does the work of traditional and contemporary Native artists a grave injustice. We are working to change that perception.

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