Indigenous art

Chippewa Abstract Expressionist artist George Morrison honoured with new set of US stamps

Morrison, whose work remained rooted in the landscape even as it evolved from figurative to quasi-Fauvist to Abstract Expressionist, was a pioneering figure in Native American modernism

An exhibition shines a light on pathbreaking Indigenous glass artists

‘Clearly Indigenous’ at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture looks at the myriad ways Indigenous artists have re-imagined traditional imagery and techniques in the uniquely pliable material

The Barnes Foundation exhumes its little-known Indigenous art collection

An exhibition tracks Albert C. Barnes’s brief but significant collecting spree of Native objects

Bittersweet triumph at Venice Biennale of late Indigenous artist Jaider Esbell

The Brazilian painter, sculptor, activist and writer killed himself last year

Sámi pavilion: the Nordic countries give their space to Indigenous artists from the European Arctic

The three exhibiting artists have dedicated themselves to “defending Sámi perspectives”

Indigenous artists highlight shared histories of abstraction and survival in the Whitney Biennial

The 2022 edition of the exhibition includes the work of four Indigenous artists from the US and Canada

'Native people are alive, not specimens or relics of the past': overdue retrospective honours Jean LaMarr’s groundbreaking work

The career-spanning exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art explores how the artist subverted categorisation in an era where Native art was still considered folkloric

Artist Faye HeavyShield receives one of Canada’s top art prizes

HeavyShield, who received the C$75,000 award from the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario, creates Minimalist sculptures and installations

Jim Denomie, Ojibwe artist who painted the ‘raw realities of America’, has died, aged 66

At the time of his death, following a battle with cancer, Denomie was preparing for a major solo museum show in 2023

US revises law governing repatriation of Indigenous remains and burial objects

The effort, conducted in consultation with Native American tribes and nations, would enable greater enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Project chronicling Indigenous slavery receives $1.5m grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding the three-year initiative to compile historical records and future projects related to the enslavement of Indigenous people in the US

National Gallery of Canada launches an Indigenous ways and decolonisation department

The new department, which pursue greater inclusivity and representation of Indigenous perspectives and art, will be led by Michelle LaVallee and Steven Loft

Native American activists call for return of artefacts from Scotland

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow acquired moccasins, a necklace and a child’s bonnet after the Wounded Knee Massacre

The Lenape diaspora, once on the brink of erasure, championed in New York exhibition

The show, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition profiling the tribes that inhabited the northeastern US coast, critiques the lack of scholarship and institutional focus on the Lenape people

Indigenous man allegedly fired for refusing to discard bones and artefacts unearthed at Texas construction site

The San Antonio-based chef and site manager was dismissed after being instructed to destroy the discoveries to avoid delaying the renovation of a restaurant

Artist Johnny Bandura’s mural of residential school victims becomes tool for teaching Canada’s colonial legacy

Through partnerships with universities and a forthcoming showcase at the Parliament of British Columbia, Bandura’s 215 portraits are educating Canadians young and old

The Met begins $70m renovation of African, ancient American and Oceanic art galleries

The galleries, housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller wing of the museum, will be modernised to better contextualise the collection and illustrate the ‘complex story of cultural development over the last 5,000 years’

Two artists face federal charges for faking Indigenous heritage

The Washington-based artists have been charged with claiming enrollment in Indigenous tribes, violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act

North American museums face a reckoning on Indigenous rights

An ongoing Indigenous protest movement is forcing museums across North America to confront a pressing question - who really owns the land on which they stand, and what should they do about it?

Sculptor and hereditary Haida chief James Hart wins one of Canada's top art prizes

Hart said receiving the C$100,000 ($80,000) Audain Prize is ‘part of the larger process of reconciliation’

Petition calls on Christie’s to return sacred Taino artefacts to Indigenous lands

Some artefacts in Christie’s Pre-Columbian Art & Taino Masterworks sale on 10 November in Paris are estimated to sell for up to £250,000

Inuit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory wins Canada’s Sobey Art Award

The prize, Canada’s largest for contemporary art, represents a C$100,000 windfall for the winner

Vancouver Art Gallery will put largest-ever cash donation to a Canadian art museum toward new building

New gallery by Herzog & de Meuron to be built in Vancouver’s Larwill Park after consultation with artists from Indigenous groups

Kansas University restores Indigenous exhibition after vandalism

Indigenous people proclaiming their own culture and history "makes some non-Natives nervous", says the artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds

Polar bear killed and skinned by Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is honoured in her work for Sobey Art Award

The animal skin is a screen for a video installation that “celebrates the bear’s spirit”, and touches on climate change, Indigenous rights and decolonisation

Indigenous artists stake their claim at Yellowstone National Park

A public project aims to elevate the presence of Indigenous tribes who claim ancestral association with the Yellowstone region

Canadanews

‘What they could have become’: artist Johnny Bandura creates mural imagining the lost futures of 215 Kamloops children

The Qayqayt First Nation artist has created vivid portraits of the residential school victims whose lives were cut short

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Qaumajuq centre opens inaugural Indigenous triennial exhibition

The show features works by artists from Canada, New Zealand and Australia and considers themes and politics around water

Initiative to support Indigenous artists announces inaugural residencies and grants

The artist Sky Hopinka and three recipients will receive $25,000 and residencies at an Ai Weiwei-designed home in upstate New York

Dealer admits to marketing fraudulent Indigenous wood carvings to Canadian museums and galleries

Works by a non-Indigenous artist known as Harvey John were sold at museum gift shops and galleries as authentic Haida artworks