Photo: George Longfish (Seneca and Tuscarora) and Eileen Foti, detail of Modern Times, lithograph, 1994, MAM Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, gift of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, copyright the artist, 2006.16.01

Recent Acquisitions To The Contemporary American Indian Art Collection

March 9 2011 - July 17 2011

One of the great pride and joys of the Missoula Art Museum is the Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, or CAIAC, a steadily growing group of artworks featuring some of our nation's finest American Indian artists. The cornerstone of this collection is Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's donation of a significant selection of prints from her extensive body of work, as well as those of other American Indian artists.

This collection exhibition consists of artworks MAM has acquired in the last few years through purchase and donation. In addition to Quick-to-See Smith, the exhibit includes works by distinguished artists Joe Feddersen, Marie Watt, George Longfish, Corwin Clairmont, Bently Spang, Fritz Scholder, and Kevin Red Star.

Among the works included in the exhibit were the following:

Jaune Quick-to-See, Herons and Egrets

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Song and Dance

Kevin Red Star, Crow Indian Girl