Native Life in the Americas: Artists’ Views at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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CAMBRIDGE, MA.- The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Tozzer Library present a new exhibition, Native Life in the Americas: Artists’ Views. The exhibition opens today, May 4, 2011, in Tozzer Library and will remain on view through February 28, 2012. Native Life in the Americas: Artists’ Views showcases the work of important though not well-known artists who focused on Native American life and culture. This exhibition displays selected prints and books from the Tozzer Library collection, looking beyond the familiar 19th-century white male painters to include women artists, Native artists, and even one living artist. The exhibition also includes artists who were primarily illustrators, designers, and printmakers rather than painters. The geographic focus of the exhibition is North America, though Mexico, Central America, and the Andes are also re