Past Exhibitions

Native American Picture Books of Change

February 15, 2009 through January 2, 2010

Sky City
Michael Lacapa, "Sky City" illustrated in The Good Rainbow (2004), Courtesy of Michael Lacapa Family

Making Piki Bread
FIVE LITTLE KACHINAS, Elizabeth Willis DeHuff, Illustrations by Fred Kabotie, Harcourt Press, 1930.

Native American Picture Books of Change—is an exhibition of original works by Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo artists who illustrated children's books in the 1920's through today. Based on the book of the same title by Rebecca Benes, the exhibition focuses on illustrations in Native American children’s books of the last century. Emerging Indian artists illustrated the stories for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about everyday Indian life.

Grandfather telling stories to the children
IN MY MOTHER's HOUSE, Ann Nolan Clark, Illustrated by Velino Herrera, Viking Press, 1941.