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.


Remembering Alcatraz
Jan 10 - Mar 17

Each year, since 1975, thousands of Indigenous peoples and allies gather at Alcatraz Island to dance, sing and pray before sunrise on Thanksgiving Day and Indigenous Peoples Day to honor ancestors and future generations.  This exhibition brings together photographs, images and stories by Native American Bay area activists and artists about the celebrations and remembrances over the past 30 years.

(Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, 2014)

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)