The Conductor, 1984

Harry Fonseca (Nisenan, Maidu, Native Hawaiian and Portuguese, 1946-2006)

American Southwest

Acrylic on canvas

Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 20112011.29.15

31 ½ x 25 ½ x 1 ¼ inches 

Peabody Essex Museum

A Legacy of Change: Native American Art

On view June 19, 2012 to March 24, 2014

Located in the: Contemporary Native American Art, Wheatland Gallery

Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed 2012 headlining exhibition, Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, PEM unveils an installation conveying the dynamism and vitality of Native artists. Selected from PEM's Native American art collection -- one of the world's oldest and finest collections of its kind -- the works on view include a cross-section of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and textile arts created over the last 200 years. Each piece explores how Native artists have been continually innovative, reflecting their personal and cultural experiences in ongoing dialogue with new ideas, materials, technologies, and cultures.

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.