Heart Lines: Expressions of Native North American Art

September 6–December 21, 2013

Heart Lines: Expressions of Native North American Art features artwork from the CU Art Museum’s permanent collection and from the private collection of Melanie Yazzie, as well as a multimedia installation by C.Maxx Stevens.

The works explore themes of history, politics, cultural memory and persistence, animal relationships, contemporary urban experience, the continuing relevance of cultural traditions, and the significance of landscape and place for Native communities.    

Artists featured: Norman Akers, Maile Andrade, Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Corwin Clairmont, Jimmie Durham, Joe Feddersen, Craig George, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, Imoona Karpik, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Larry McNeil, Kay Miller, Norval Morrisseau, Harinani Orme, Laura Shurley-Olivas, Kananginak Pootoogook, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Shawna Sunrise, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Kay WalkingStick, Marie Watt, Will Wilson and Melanie Yazzie.  

Curated by Professor Melanie Yazzie, head of printmaking, Department of Art & Art History and Stephen V. Martonis, interim director, CU Art Museum.

This exhibition was generously supported in part by the HBB Foundation, CU Art Museum benefactors and members, and CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees.