Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist
This major retrospective of the Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick, includes 75 of her most notable works, primarily paintings on board and canvas as well as a selection of works on paper and small sculpture. Lenders include the artist herself, private collections, and museum collections such as the Eiteljorg Museum, the Heard Museum, and the Montclair Art Museum. The Chief Joseph series (1974-1977) and New Mexico Desert (2011) from the National Museum of the American Indian’s permanent collection will also be included.
This retrospective establishes her artistic and historical significance recognizing and evaluating her contribution and accomplishments over a lifetime of work. The artistic overview of Kay WalkingStick provides the opportunity to educate audiences about Native cultures, arts, histories, lifeways, and challenges, and bring them to new levels of understanding and appreciation for Native contemporary art.