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Boy's Shirt

Boy's Shirt, ca. 1870, Crow, Montana, hide, glass beads, cotton fabric, wool cloth, sinew, cotton thread, 21 5/16 x 31 1/2 x 5/8 in., The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, Courtesy American Federation of Arts.​​

Indigenous Beauty

Feb 12 – May 17 2015

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

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Drawn from the celebrated Native American art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection will feature about 110 masterworks representing tribes across the North American continent. Shaped by the Dikers’ passion for American Indian art and culture, coupled with an aesthetic sensibility honed by their long engagement with modern and contemporary art, this superb collection is renowned as one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most exquisite collections of Native American art in private hands.

This exhibition showcases a number of recent acquisitions never seen before by the public, and will be the first traveling exhibition culled from this collection.

The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts. Guest curator is David Penney, Associate Director of Scholarship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and local curator is Barbara Brotherton, Curator of Native American Art at the Seattle Art Museum.


​The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the JFM Foundation, and Mrs. Donald Cox.
American Federation of Arts​​

The Seattle presentation is made possible through the support of these funders
American Federation of Arts​​ ​​

Generous Support
ArtsFund/Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff
   Fund for the Decorative and Design Arts
The MacRae Foundation
Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS)​