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Perspectives on the “Indian” image by 19th century Northern Plains warrior-artists and 20th century American artists, Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder

Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

This exhibition sparks a visual dialogue between 19th century ledger drawings by Northern Plains warrior-artists and the lithographic prints of 20th century American artists Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder.


Opening Reception: September 12, 6 – 8 pm
Curator’s Tour by Rhéanne Chartrand: Wednesday, Sept 25, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
A Night of Indigenous Music | Cris Derksen and nêhiyawak: Thursday, September 26, 7 – 9 pm
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 20, 6 – 9 pm

  • Janet Berlo, professor of art/art history and visual culture, University of Rochester
  • Gerald McMaster, curator, artist, author, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous visual culture and curatorial practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON
  • Jeffrey Thomas, independent photo-based artist, recipient of the 2019 Governor General Award for the Visual and Media Arts
  • Rhéanne Chartrand, curator of Indigenous art, McMaster Museum of Art

Image: White Swan, Apsaalooke, 1851 – 1904, Untitled (White Swan Riding Through Gunfire), about 1890, graphite and colored pencil on wove canvas paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Partial gift of Mark Lansburgh, Class of 1949; and partial purchase through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund, and the Offices of the President and Provost of Dartmouth College; 2007.65.93.

Curated by: Rhéanne Chartrand and Gerald McMaster

August 24, 2019 – January 04, 2020

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To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year


Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.


10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

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Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
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The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2021-22 program is open from June 2021 until January 14, 2022. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • October 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 17, 2021, 1 p.m. ET

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Digital images of work