Indian Faces

Media - 1997.124.186 - SAAM-1997.124.186_1 - 75071
Copied Matilda Damon, Indian Faces, 1991, handspun wool with native and vegetable dyes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1997.124.186

Artwork Details

Title
Indian Faces
Date
1991
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
24 1823 14 in. (61.259.0 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Mediums
Mediums Description
handspun wool with native and vegetable dyes
Classifications
Keywords
  • Indian — Navajo
  • Figure group — bust
  • Animal — bird
Object Number
1997.124.186

Exhibitions

Media - 2019.15 - SAAM-2019.15_1 - 137377
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
May 31, 2024January 5, 2025
The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday materials of cotton, felt, and wool to create deeply personal artworks. This exhibition presents an alternative history of twentieth-century American art by showcasing the work of artists such as Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold, who, stitch by stitch, utilized fiber materials to express their personal stories and create resonant and intricate artworks.