Indigenous Beauty is on view at the Toledo Museum of Art February 12 - May 8
Also don't miss a FREE Master's Series Lecture with Curator David. W. Penney and Collectors Charles and Valerie Diker, Thursday February 11 at 6:00 PM in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection
By David Penney, with contributions from leading authors in the field, including Janet Berlo, Bruce Bernstein, Barbara Brotherton, and Joe Horse Capture.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Accompanying a major exhibition, this stunning volume serves as an introduction to North American Indian art and a rare opportunity to see this comprehensive and superb private collection. A glorious testament to the infinite beauty, diversity, and historical significance of Native American culture, Indigenous Beauty presents outstanding examples of art made by tribes across the North American continent. This aesthetically rich and inclusive collection offers a broad view of American Indian art, including sculpture from the Northwest Coast; ancient ivories from the Bering Strait region; Yup’ik and Alutiiq masks from the Western Arctic; Katsina dolls from the Southwest Pueblos; Southwest pottery; sculptural objects from the Eastern Woodlands; Eastern regalia; Plains regalia and pictographic arts; and Western baskets. David Penney’s introduction and texts by other renowned experts offer insight into the visual and material diversity of the collection, providing a greater understanding of the social and cultural worlds from which these works came. This magnificent survey is both an invaluable resource and a visual pleasure.