The exhibit features some large-scale pieces executed by multiple artists, more traditional works and a little something for the whole family.
Spokesperson for the museum, Jennifer Tregarthen, said the exhibit offers something for people of all ages, including young art connoisseurs in training.
“I believe that for historical purposes, as well as cultural purposes, there is a lot to learn from this exhibit…there is so much to learn,” Tregarthen said. “We try to incorporate a kid friendly atmosphere with every part of our exhibits. We will have a scavenger hunt at the front desk for families to pick up so children can look for little tidbits of information and then turn it in for a prize.”
Swan said he and the museum have been working on the show for more than a year. Like any good curator, he thanks the donors, endowments and everything that helps “enrich the educational and public environment.”
“When you get down to the core of it, people should come for lots of different reasons,” Swan said. “…Because it’s a curated show, all the work presents an overall theme. If you’re interested in Native Arts this is the only place you’re going to see it.”
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit snomnh.ou.edu.
Admission to the museum is $5 for adults and $3 for children 6-17 years. There is no additional fee to view the exhibit.