Humor and Satire in Native American Arts, 1930 to the Present will include paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other items from the 1880s to the present, in which Native artists have parodied non-Native individuals, appropriated non-Native historical figures to poke fun at both Native and non-Native culture, and put a humorous spin on current challenges faced by Native peoples and communities.

The exhibition will explore how Native artists have used humor to bring about laughter and healing through this unique means of visual expression, providing a new perspective on Indigenous people and their cultures.

Humor and Satire in Native American Arts is being curated by our Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Denise Neil-Binion, PhD (Cherokee/Delaware).


This exhibit will open in November 2019.