Craft & Folk Art Museum opens This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists

. May 30, 2013

Craft & Folk Art Museum presents This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, an exhibition, on view September 8, 2013.

Nicholas Galanin, Get Comfortable. Digital photograph, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicholas Galanin, Get Comfortable. Digital photograph, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.


Centered around four acclaimed Alaska Native artists whose groundbreaking contemporary works question institutional methods of identifying Native heritage, examine their own mixed-race identities, and challenge perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous peoples.

Featured artists are Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Susie Silook, and Nicholas Galanin.

The title This is Not A Silent Movie comes from a quote by Native American writer and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, who works to move audiences away from narrow and stereotypical views of Native people—a view that Native people had very little influence in shaping.

Curated by Julie Decker, Chief Curator at Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

Exhibition funding provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Heritage Fund. www.cafam.org

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