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June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Glimpse of Indigenous Culture Through Art at The Pulitzer

Experience how artist Faye HeavyShield fuses rigorous minimalism with a feminist and indigenous perspective drawn from her Kainai heritage.


This career-spanning exhibition of works by First Nations artist Faye HeavyShield, will definitely enlighten us as we experience first-hand how she fuses rigorous minimalism with a feminist and indigenous perspective drawn from her Kainai heritage, the environment, and personal memories.


Pulitzer Curator Tamara Schenkenberg will conduct our private tour of Faye HeavyShield: Confluences, an exhibition featuring a selection of her drawings and sculptures from the 1980’s to the present, including two new, site-specific commissions responding specifically to St. Louis landscapes and history.


The Pulitzer is committed to exploring the connection between art, architecture, and people, not only in our region but also in worlds that are different from ours. “Those relationships are vitally important to us,” says Schenkenberg. “They invite us to think more broadly and learn about other cultures and traditions, past and present. This exhibition provides a chance to recognize the relevance of indigenous contemporary artists and artwork.”


Following the tour, we are welcome to check out another ground-breaking Pulitzer exhibition, The Nature of Things: Medieval Art and Ecology, 1100-1550. View dozens of sculptures, textiles, and books in a show that explores how artmaking impacted the environment and, inversely, how the natural world shaped artistic practices in Europe during the second half of the Middle Ages.


Photo Credit: Faye HeavyShield, aiyo niitahtaan, 2023, Collection of the artist, copyright Faye HeavyShield, Photograph by Alise O’Brien Photography, copyright Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Alise O’Brien Photography.


ADMISSION: Reservation is encouraged for this free Art Collaborative event. Walk-ins are welcome, based on availability.


PARKING: Complimentary parking in lot adjacent to the museum and metered street parking available.


WHAT IS THE ART COLLABORATIVE? An interactive, dynamic forum aimed at bringing art to people and people to the art, facilitated by Cynthia Correll and Judith Shaw. The idea is to draw together a diverse, creative community of artists and art enthusiasts interested in sharing ideas, inspiration, resources, and information about what drives their creative passion, process, and purpose. The group meets monthly in different art venues for hands-on, immersive experiences. Our goal is to cross pollinate among innovative institutions, organizations, and neighborhoods to showcase the art landscape in our region.


June 29
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
(314) 754-1850
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The Art Collaborative
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