Visual Voices

Opening at the museum on September 25, 2020

With nearly 60 artworks of present-day Chickasaw painters, potters, sculptors, metalsmiths and weavers, this exhibition conveys a beautiful and compelling contemporary visual story. From oil and watercolor to textiles and metals, glass, bronze and other materials, the artworks of 15 featured Chickasaw artists in this exhibition are unique, intrinsically Southeast in design and distinctive among today’s contemporary tribal artists. 

Virtual Curator’s Talk

Please join us for a virtual curator’s talk with Ryan Badger, the Briscoe’s Curator of Education and Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art
curators, Dr. Maneula Well-Off Man and Karen Whitecotton as they lead a discussion about our Fall 2020
exhibition.

September 26 from 11:00 am – 12:00pm

$10 for non members – click here to register

Briscoe members please RSVP by phone: 210.299.4499 or email: rsvp@briscoemuseum.org


Exhibition Credits

VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board and assistance from First Americans Museum. This exhibition is also made possible with funding from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Learn More About Visual Voices

VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art touring exhibition is moving and passionate, surprising in its modernity, but ancient at its core. Nearly sixty artworks of present-day Chickasaw painters, potters, sculptors, metalsmiths and weavers convey a beautiful and compelling contemporary visual story.

From oil and watercolor to textiles and metals, glass, bronze and other materials, the artworks of fifteen featured Chickasaw artists in this exhibition are unique, intrinsically Southeast in design and distinctive among today’s contemporary tribal artists. They are rising contemporary voices on an aesthetic landscape of twenty-first century American Indian art.

VISUAL VOICES offers abstract, experimental, celebratory, mysterious, thought provoking or critical works confirming a strong continuation of contemporary Chickasaw art practices.

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