Indigenous Painters of the Upper Midwest

Jonathan Thunder
Suspension of Disbelief, 2022
Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 in.
Copyright 2022 Jonathan Thunder.
Courtesy of the artist.

September through December 2024 | Special Exhibition Galleries

Co-curated by Howard Oransky, Director, Katherine E. Nash Gallery and Brenda Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies and former chair of the Departments of American Studies (2016-19) and the Department of American Indian Studies (2009-12), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 

Support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Charlie Matsch Fund, Friends of the Tweed Museum of Art, and members of Duluth's communities.

Woody Woodpecker and Pinocchio are two fictional characters I was introduced to as a child. There was also a fair amount of fiction in the public school I attended. In a time when leaders fight to tell half-truths or fiction in our schools, I wanted to revisit these childhood favorites.
-Jonathan Thunder

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.