Native and Indigenous Art

In 2007, the Tweed Museum acquired the Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art, including contemporary Native art from artists such as David Bradley, Patrick DesJarlait, George Morrison, and Angelique Merasty. The Nelson Collection provides the historical context for the museum’s expanding collection of works by contemporary Native and Indigenous artists of North America. After a decade of actively collecting, the Tweed Museum currently has a sizable Native and Indigenous art collection. Some artists include Allan Houser, Truman Lowe, Meryl McMaster, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Preston Singletary, and Marie Watt. Artworks by the following regional artists are also in the museum’s permanent collection: Frank Big Bear, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, Carl Gawboy, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Jonathan Thunder, and Dyani White Hawk.