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Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South



Deer Mask. Oklahoma, LeFlore County, Spiro, Craig Mound, A.D. 1200–1400 Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.CPhoto courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago
Deer Mask. Oklahoma, LeFlore County, Spiro, Craig Mound, A.D. 1200–1400
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C
Photo courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago
Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
UNITED STATES
CHICAGO  •  The Art Institute of Chicago  •  Ongoing
 
Organized by Richard F. Townsend, curator of African and Amerindian art, the Art Institute of Chicago, this show explores the themes of a large branch of Pre-Columbian civilization that is virtually unknown to the American public—that of the midwestern and southern United States. The exhibition assembles some 300 masterpieces of stone, ceramic, wood, shell, copper, silver, and gold created between 2000 B.C. and A.D. 1600 and examines them in the context of large-scale plans and reconstruction drawings of major archaeological sites. Sculptural forms embrace a wide range of human, animal, and vegetal motifs, as well as composite imaginary creatures, abstract shapes, and embellished vessels, implements, and items of ritual paraphernalia.

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