We’re Still Here: Native American Artists, Then and Now

May 16, 2019 to August 11, 2019


One of the rarely seen highlights of the McNay’s collection is a group of more than 70 drawings by members of the Kiowa tribe. The earliest of these—dating to the 1880s—are by Silver Horn, perhaps the most famous of all the Kiowa artists. His works chronicle Kiowa life and culture on the plains. Complementing these drawings will be an installation by San Antonio artist Joe Harjo which will focus on the contemporary Native American experience.


Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.


Image: 
Silver Horn, Kiowa Dude Paying His Respects to a Young Kiowa Belle from Sketchbook, 1887. Graphite, ink, and crayon on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Terrell Bartlett.