Visual Power: 21st Century Native American Artists/Intellectuals
poster collection, 2005
NMAI.AC.065

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.065
Creators:
United States. Department of State.
Dates:
2005
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
26 Posters
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This poster collection contains the 26 posters that made up the U.S. Department of State's traveling exhibition
Visual Power: 21st Century Native American Artists/Intellectuals
. The posters feature the work of 12 Native American artists and includes samples of the artists works and seperate posters for the artist's statements. The following Native artists were included in this exhibition; Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan), Norman Akers (Osage/Pawnee), Phoebe Farris (Powhatan-Renape/Pamunkey), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho), Carm Little Turtle (Apache/Tarahumara), George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora), Rose Powhatan (Pamunkey), Duane Slick (Meskwaki), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Flathead Salish/Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), Gail Tremblay (Onandaga/Micmac) and Kay Walking Stick (Cherokee).

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The poster collection is arranged in one folder in the original order of the exhibition.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Visual Power: 21st Century Native American Artists/Intellectuals
is a traveling exhibit curated by Dr. Pheobe Harris for the United States Department of State consisting of 26 posters. The exhibit was developed as an outgrowth of a 2003 College Art Association panel chaired by Harris titled "Native American Artists/Intellectuals: Speaking for Ourselves in the 21st Century." Working together with Evangeline Montgomery (Senior Program Officer of the State Department's Cultural Programs Division) and Ceasar Jackson (Project Designer for the Cultural Programs Division), Harris selected 12 Native American artists whose work would be viewed in U.S. embassies around the world. The exhibit was put together in a poster format with each poster featuring a photo of the individual artist, one example of their work as well as an artist statement.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Rachel Menyuk, Archives Technician in 2014.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachel Menyuk
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of the U.S. Department of State and Dr. Pheobe Farris, 2007.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Conditions Governing Use note
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Visual Power: 21st Century Native American Artists/Intellectuals
poster collection, 2005. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Agard, Nadema Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Akers, Norman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farris, Pheobe, 1952- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feddersen, Joe, 1958- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heap of Birds, Edgar Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Little Turtle, Carm Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longfish, George C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powhatan, Rose Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slick, Duane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tremblay, Gail Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
WalkingStick, Kay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian Artists--United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu