First American Art Magazine No. 19, Summer 2018 - Page 23

DENISE NEIL-BINION extinct shortly after European coloni- zation and educate the public about the legacy of Native peoples throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands and their diasporas. exhibitions/upcoming CENTER. Indigenous painters from Oklahoma are known not only for their small-scale works of art but also for their painting murals. Between 1934 and 1943, members of the Kiowa Six and artists associated with Bacone College graced many public buildings in Oklahoma with these large-scale works of art. This legacy is carried on by the Osage- Muscogee-Cherokee artist Yatika Starr Fields, whose murals can be seen across the country. In conjunction with the exhibition, Fluent Generations: The Art of Anita, Tom and Yatika Fields, at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Fields has created a new mural. Measuring 18 by 10 feet, the mural was painted March 12 to 16 and April 5 to 8. According to Fields, “This unique opportunity will allow museum visitors a chance to see the work being created and the many elements, materials, and structures used to paint a mural. This glimpse into the creation will break a magic barrier to the wonderment of museums and painting.” permanent-exhibits/current-exhibits SOUTH. Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture will be on exhibit March 22 to July 8, 2018, at the Orlando Museum of Art. The exhibition, drawn from I. S. K. Reeves V and Sara W. Reeves’s private collection, celebrates Seminole culture with works of art, adornment, and domestic crafts dating from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. The show includes embroidered and beaded bandolier bags; clothing embellished with appliqué, embroidery, and patchwork; beaded necklaces; woven baskets; and dolls. Accompanying these objects are historic paintings, prints, and photographs that document important individuals, fami- lies, and the Seminole way of life during the past two centuries. exhibitions/enduring_seminole NORTH. Native Portraiture: Power and Perception is currently on view and will run through February 10, 2019, at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington state. The exhibition poses the ques- tion, “What is communicated when an outsider portrays someone from another culture?” Although the show includes the usual artists of the American West such as Ernest L. Blumenschein, Edward S. Curtis, and Charles M. Russell, Native American artists represented include Rick Bartow (Wiyot-Yurok, 1946–2016), Wendy Red S