Oct 19, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
From 1946 to 1979, the Philbrook Indian Annual served as a vital outlet for Native American fine art. This juried competition and sale attracted artists, collectors, and curators from across the U.S. The Indian Annual boasted work and judging by such influential artists as Fred Kabotie and Oscar Howe. These and other artists—including Allan Houser, Dick West, and Pablita Velarde—were among those who established the course of contemporary Native American. By the 1960s such modernists as Joe Hererra, Helen Hardin, Fritz Scholder, and George Morrison were also contributing their work and their commentary to the Indian Annual. The exhibition and fully-illustrated catalogue highlight the deep and diverse resources of the Eugene B. Adkins Study Center at Philbrook Downtown.