American Indian Art: The Collecting Experience : Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 7-July 3, 1988

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Chazen Museum of Art, 1988 - Art - 70 pages
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Even the earliest European explorers to the Americas collected objects made by native people. The ongoing fascination with the artistic and cultural expressions of American Indian people is documented historically, along with a close look at seven midwestern collections. The wide array of art encompassed is handsomely illustrated, and includes pottery, weavings, basketry, beadwork, and carvings.

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About the author (1988)

Beverly Gordon is Professor Emeritus in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her previous books include Shaker Textile Arts, Feltmaking, and The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women s Lives, 1890-1940.

Joann Skrypzak is the curator of the "Design, Vienna 1890s-1930s exhibition at the Elvehjem Museum of Art (now the Chazen Museum of Art.) Barbara C. Buenger is Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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