"Platter" (detail) 1987 by Robert Sperry


Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism in the American West
Sept. 1, 2015 - May 7, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm

Lee Mullican
The Ninnekah, 1951
oil on linen
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Gift

Showcasing NEHMA's important collection of art from the American West after World War I through the present day, Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West includes over sixty works by artists spanning painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, pottery, video, and mixed media. The exhibition surveys both American Indian and and non-native artists who employ abstraction and symbolism to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West. Complementing Abstraction and the Dreaming, the exhibition explores how these artists utilize these conceptual processes to convey responses to place, spirituality, and cultural identity.

Many works in the exhibition have been acquired for the Museum through the generous support of the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, Kathryn Caine Wanlass Foundation, Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation, and David and Terry Peak.

Thomas Akawie
Emil Bisttram
Richard Bowman
Robert Brady
Harold Cohen
Edward Corbett
Werner Drewes
Larry Elsner
Gordon Onslow-Ford
Jean-Pierre Hébert
Patrick Hogan
Robert Boardman Howard
Robert Irwin
Raymond Jonson
Helmi Dagmar Juvonen
Adaline Kent
Karen Kunc
Mark Kuzio

Gaell Lindstrom
Robert McChesney
Don Martin
Julian and Maria Martinez
Timothy Moore
Lee Mullican
Fanny Nampeyo
Judy Natal
Maude Oakes
Wolfgang Paalen
Deborah Remington
David Shaner
Henrietta Shore
Don Suggs
Sibylle Szaggars Redford
Cady Wells
Takako Yamaguchi
Unknown Hopi Artist

On View in the Study Center

Small selections of printmaking, photography, and drawing are presented in the Study Center as independent mini-exhibitions. These exhibitions are shown in drawers to provide viewers an intimate experience.

Drawing Darkness: Charcoal and Conte Crayon Works
in the Collection

November 7, 2014 - Summer 2015

Frankie Morris
The Whipper, (from Franz Kafka - The Trial), 1972
charcoal and graphite on paper
Gift of the Artist

New Acquisitions 2014
November 12, 2014 - Summer 2015

Hy Hirsch
Untitled (Net), ca. 1940
gelatin silverprint
Kathryn C. Wanlass Foundation Gift

Water Finds Its Way: Photographs from the NEHMA Permanent Collection

February 6 - Summer 2015

Robert Dawson
Spillway, Lake Berryessa, California, 1988
gelatin silverprint
Charter Member Endowment Purchase

Women, Woe, and the Wild: Woodcuts from the Permanent Collection
February 24 - Summer 2015

Werner Drewes
White Stormcloud, 1977
Charter Member Endowment Purchase