September 22, 2023 – January 15, 2024
East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge
Listen to artists talk about their work and experiences as Native Americans.
Explore Selected Works
Through January 13
Looking at a range of styles and techniques—including weaving, beadwork, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography—we’ll consider how these artists visualize Indigenous knowledge of land and reflect on our relationship to landscape.
Explore & Share
The Dust on Our Feet: Native Artists and Their Ties to This Land
Shana Bushyhead Condill (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), executive director of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, reflects on her conversations with the artist and The Land Carries Our Ancestors curator Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation).
What Did We Eat Before Colonization?
Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation) recounts her friendship with artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca Nation of Indians, Heron Clan) and their shared interest in Native American food history.
West to East
Marie Watt, artist and member of the Seneca Nation, takes us into the story of Turtle Island and its connection to her work, family, and Native American history.
Educator Resources (K–12)
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut, April 18–September 15, 2024
The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation has provided major support for the exhibition.
Additional funding is provided by the Director’s Circle and the Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.
Admission is always free and passes are not required