Patterns of Endurance:
Kahutoi Te Kanawa, Donna Campbell, LisaNa Red Bear & Tawhanga Nopera

Sep 27 - Dec 2

Threads of memory and stories connect us to many spaces, imbued in the patterns of continuity from mind, body and spirit. The artists exhibiting works for this show are Creative PhD candidates, completing research through the School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their creative research is intended toward transformation - through making we enhance the voices of our ancestors and create pathways for generations yet to thrive.

(Kahutoi Te Kanawa, Te Paepaeroa, 2016)

Carl Nelson Gorman:
Artist, Academic and Code-Talker
Hart Hall lobby

Featuring artworks, media and photographs by and about museum founder, Carl Nelson Gorman. This exhibition is part of the FLASH! exhibit series, located in the lobby of Hart Hall and organized by museum students and interns.


Protest & Prayer
Jan 10 - Mar 17

Contrary to popular belief, Native American Indigenous communities have protested for the past 500 years - protested against the stealing of lands, children, women, intellectual property, and identity. Protest has been creatively put forth in many forms including oratory, music, letters, visuality and prayer. Though deemed invisible by a deaf, illiterate, blind and at times faithless adversary, we continue in our protest with the faith that our ancestors bequeathed. This exhibition features imagery of past and current protest by Indigenous communities and those communities in peril, and includes a series of programmed events and activities.

Great Basin Painters
Melissa Melero-Moose, Karma Henry, Topaz Jones & Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith

Apr 4 - Jun 18

In association with the Great Basin Native Artists, the exhibition will feature works by Melissa Melero-Moose, Karma Henry, Topaz Jones and Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith. Established in 2014, Great Basin Native Artists (GBNA) is a group of working Native American artists residing in, or originally from, the Nevada and eastern Sierra Nevada areas. GBNA meets monthly in Reno, Pyramid Lake, or Fallon and serves as a support and resource directory for Native artists.

(Melissa Melero, 2016)