THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONS



Shelley Niro, Surrender, Nothing, Always, 2004

 

The permanent collections have grown alongside the C.N. Gorman Museum since its establishment in 1973 to include artworks from throughout North America, as well as internationally. The Native American and First Nations collections emphasize the museum's focus upon contemporary fine art in a wide range of media recognizing the artistic canons in which Indigenous artists are working today.

The collection also reflects museum collaborations and communications with artists globally to include contemporary artworks from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Samoa, Bali, Peru, Central America and Spain.

Artworks from the collections are reguarly on exhibit at the C.N. Gorman Museum and through loans at other institutions. Collections also have an active role in university teaching and research, particularly within the Native American Studies curriculum.

The collections are currently undergoing a digitization project and will be available for online research on this website soon! For further information or inquires related to the collections, please contact us at cngorman@ucdavis.edu.


Donating to the Collections

The Museum seeks to enhance its collections by acquiring works in a number of ways, including selected donations from members of the public. Before an item is acquired, it undergoes a review process to determine how the artwork fits within the museum's mission and existing collections, as well as the long-term commitment required to care for works.

If you are interested in donating to the collections, please contact Veronica Passalacqua, Curator, vpassalacqua@ucdavis.edu to tell us about your artwork. Donations are tax-deductible and we provide the information necessary for that process, including a deed of gift and receipt letter.

Because of IRS regulations, the C.N. Gorman Museum cannot appraise or assign a monetary value to items. Those looking for appraisal services may wish to contact the American Society of Appraisers or the Appraisers Association of America.


Artists from the collections include:

May Hariri Aboutaam
Dugan Aguilar
Cynthia Alderete
Joseph Allen
Britta Ambauen
Maile Andrade
R. Anthony Askew
Erena Baker
Helen Baribeau
Lawrence J. Beck
Marwin Begay
Bennie Benally
Laura Bentz
Jesse Billimack
Mervyn Bishop
Lori Blondeau
Christopher Blume
Heather Bryant
Art Burgess
Bertha Felix Campigli
Martin Chambi
Todd Christensen
Chris Christy
Sam Cikauskas
Dana Claxton
Clinton Cline
Michael Conners
Deborah A. Cornell
Natalie Couch
Caitlin Cowger
Brenda L. Croft
Richard Dabbs
Salvador Dali
Mike Dangeli
Evelyn David
Chris Dawdy
Frank Day
Emily Arthur Douglass
JoAnn L. Eddy
Diana Eicher
Nizhoni Ellenwood
Jason Engelhardt
Lois Epperson-Gale
Rosalie Favell
Joe Feddersen
Marsha Feigin
Maria Flores
Gordon Fluke
Nicholas Galanin
Ted Sitting Crow Garner
Annie Gedicks
Carol Genna
Ric Glazer-Danay
Louie Gonzales
Carl Nelson Gorman
Alfred Kee Gorman
R.C. Gorman
Shan Goshorn

Karen E. Goulet
Red Grooms
Thomas Greyeyes
Theodore Halkin
Nicole Hand
Rowan Harrison
Edgar Heap of Birds
Guy Herman
Michael Holloman
Jack Hokeah
Anna Hoover
Oscar Howe
Rochelle Huia Smith
Stephanie Hunder
Doug Hyde
Namen Inuarak
Roanna Jackson
Zig Jackson
Noelle Jakeman
Travis Janssen
Cara E. Jaye
Peter Jemison
Emily Jensen
Jacquelyn Kammerer Cattaneo
Ina Kaur
Kenji Kawana
Sonya Kelliher-Combs
Sharon Kelly
Alan Kite
Eunkang Koh
Katrina Kopeloff
Florentino Laime Mantilla
Tina Linville
George Longfish
White Loon
Erica Lord
Jude Macklin
L. Frank Manriquez
Stanley Mar
Lee Marmon
Delita Martin
Jean McComas
Taryn McMahon
Larry McNeil
Jacob Meders
Da-ka-xeen Mehner
Kimowan Metchewais
Leatrise Mikkelsen
John Miller
Susanne Mitchell
Kimiko Miyoshi
Bess Montgomery
John Takami Morita
George Morrison
Nora Naranjo-Morse
Shelley Niro
Karen Noble
Raymond Noelle
Ron Noganosh

Michelle Noonan
Weatherby Ornutt
Paul Owns the Sabre
Rosemary Souter Paschall
Lloyd W. Patterson, Jr.
Lillian Pitt
Andrew Polk
Kathryn Polk
Michael Pribic
Burt Proctor
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
Rebecca Ramos
Aimee Ratana
Wendy Red Star
Kathryn Reeves
Lyn Risling
Bryan Ritchie
Natalie Robertson
Celia Rodriguez
Dawn Marie Rossbach
Denise Saint-Onge
Melissa Schulenberg
Bob Scriver
Pablo Seminario
Ozlem Silverstein
Mariah Simonton
Rochelle Huia Smith
Kryssi Staikidis
C.Maxx Stevens
Misuhng Suh
Jae Sullivan
Glory Tacheenie-Campoy
Satoshi Takahira
Yuka Takeda
Julie F. Taylor
Sylvia Taylor
Joan C. Thompson
Jose Rey Toledo
Brian Tripp
Andrew Tsinajinnie
Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
Frank Tuttle
Alexa Unser
Roger Vail
Pablita Velarde
Melanie Walker
Rachel Walker
Kay WalkingStick
Duke Wassaja Sine
Timothy Weaver
Mike Weller
Emmi Whitehorse
Wendy Willis
Will Wilson
Marie-Therese Winsnionski
Kristen Woodward
Melanie Yazzie
Ethel Youvella