About This Exhibition

Native Voices surveys art by modern and contemporary Native artists from WAM’s collection, exploring how these artists challenge boundaries and expectations to expand traditional definitions of Indian, American, and modern art. Featuring prints, paintings, and ceramics by artists from more than a dozen tribes, Native Voices is shown in conjunction with Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, WAM’s major spring exhibition.

In Raven and the Box of Daylight, glass artist Preston Singletary–a member of the Pacific Northwest Tlingit tribe–combines contemporary glass art with Tlingit themes and designs. Like Singletary, each artist in Native Voices combines personal heritage and identity with global influences to create art with a singular voice.

Five bison in multiple colors spread around the page with a red-ish orange background and a yellow border

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Untitled, 1983. Color lithograph, 28 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Burneta Adair Endowment Fund