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.

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.


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)

Recent Acquisitions of the C.N. Gorman Museum

Oct 3 - Dec 8

With our upcoming campus relocation and expansion, the C.N. Gorman Museum permanent collection has continued to grow. This exhibition features a selection of recently acquired works. The majority of the collection is based on donations by our exhibiting artists, UCD faculty and the general public, with some pieces purchased from donor and sponsor support. Works in the collection reflect several different mediums and most have been created since 1990. The collection is accessed for university teaching and research, and is regularly exhibited at the C.N. Gorman Museum and through loans to the UCD Chancellor’s Residence and other institutions.

(Rick Bartow, Git!: Homage to Little Beaver Fry II, 2004. Gift of the artist, 2016)