National Museum of the American Indian Presents Early Work of Navajo Artist R.C. Gorman

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WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opened “R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966–1974,” an exhibition of 28 drawings and lithographs by internationally renowned Navajo artist R.C. Gorman. The exhibition represents his early work with the female form and the Indian “madonnas” that later brought him global acclaim. The exhibition remains on view in the second-level Sealaska Gallery through May 1, 2011. “Gorman’s earlier work is revisited in this exhibition and reveals his facile hand and sensitive approach to the human form as well as his lesser-known explorations of Navajo textile designs,” said associate curator Kathleen Ash-Milby (Navajo), who organized the