of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Exhibits: Now Showing
A+ Artists Acquisitions
Last year we acquired several exceptional pieces from renowned
artists like Doug Hyde, Charlie Pratt, and R.C.Gorman. We also
received a unique collection of Blackfeet materials. Eager to share these new acquisitions with the public, we tucked these pieces into existing exhibits throughout the museum. As you travel through the galleries to discover these ten new gems marked with an A+, re-discover the exhibits you may have overlooked before. All ten of these art works are part of our Adopt An Artifact program. Click here for more information.
This year long exhibit showcases the breadth of the museum’s collection that covers over 1,100 unique cultures from throughout the United States and Canada. This broad scope provides unrivaled opportunities to demonstrate both the uniqueness of each culture and also the common threads of their stories.
On Display from March 2016 - December 2017
This year-long exhibit will explore and share Native American pottery of North America, from the arctic tundra of Alaska to the deserts of the Southwest and the Woodlands of the East. Some Native Woodland nations have begun rediscovering their ancestors’ pottery traditions, which lay dormant for the last two hundred years. Ongoing
The exhibit will be on display at Evanston's Civic Center’s second floor gallery through September 2017. The exhibit dispels stereotypes identified through surveys and interviews with American Indian and Canadian First Nations peoples. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native People felt most impacted their lives. Some of the topics include mascots, casinos, and contemporary treaty rights issues.
The lives of 24 noteworthy people of Native American descent are featured through photos and biographical information.
Learn about the art, culture, costumes, and tools of tribes from the five major regions of the U.S. and Canada.
View Curtis' ideal of American Indians and their homelands in these controversial prints.
Step into a replica wigwam and sit by the fire to experience
the lifestyle of the Woodlands tribal people.
Experience a Ho-Chunk ancestral home (ciporoke) up and close.
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