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Join us for a gallery talk led by a Museum Docent and learn more about an object from the collection or on view in a special exhibition.
"Real, not Red" is how American artist Fritz Scholder described his approach to depicting Native Americans. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian called Scholder, "The most influential, prolific, and controversial figure in the history of Native art," however, he refused to be called an Indian artist and challenged clichéd visions of what Indian art was. Scholder was first and foremost a colorist who used figurative art to test the limits of what paint can express. Join Master Docent Lisa Roger for an exploration and conversation about the artist Fritz Scholder, focusing on his lithographs, Bi-Centennial Indian and Indian at the Circus.
Image credit: Fritz Scholder, Bi-Centennial Indian (Indio del bicentenario) 2019. Color lithograph. Gift of Lorillard.
Image credit: Fritz Scholder, Indian at the Circus (Indio en el circo), 1970-1971. Lithograph. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. Brown.