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[teacherartexchange] “Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination” (online exhibit)

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Mar 23 2007 - 08:11:55 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

 "Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination" continues through
Sept. 3 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian,
George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan.
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/off_the_map/index.html
"The artists in 'Off the Map' reinvent and examine landscape from this
complex perspective, creating work that exists outside of Western
landscape traditions. Their work also defies common expectations of
Native American art in both its form and content."

From New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/arts/design/23indi.html?ref=design
"Mr. Jacanamijoy, whose luminous, explosive landscapes mix the rich
colors and events of the rain forest with hints of Brooklyn's bustling
environment, is one of five artists in 'Off the Map: Landscape in the
Native Imagination,' a refreshing show of landscapes, or better,
mindscapes, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
in Lower Manhattan. Not exactly in the American tradition of the
sublime, their work doesn't speak of spacious skies and amber waves of
grain, but of complex personal relations with their culture, ancestry,
past and present surroundings."

Be sure to see these online exhibits, too.

Beauty Surrounds Us
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/beauty_surrounds_us/flash8.html
Online exhibit organized by theme

Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum
of the American Indian
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/indigenous_motivations/flash8/index.html

Regards,

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
Incredible Art Resources
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/

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