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Shared Passion:

The Richard and Dorothy Nelson Collection of American Indian Art

Shared Passion: The Richard and Dorothy Nerlson Collection of American Indian Art


This astounding collection is especially rich in material by Ojibway and Eastern Woodlands artisans. Shared Passion features exquisite examples of beadwork, birch bark, basketry, weavings, and a large group of works by contemporary American Indian artists including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, George Morrison, and Patrick DesJarlait. Complementing both the contemporary art and t he artifacts is a group of historical works, inculding treatry portraits by James Otto Lewis and Charles Bird King.


Number of works: 140 objects, including 120 containters, functional and decorative objects and garmets; 35 contemporary artworks, 10 historical artworks and documents

Space/security requirements: Contents of exhibition can be adjusted according to needs and space limitations. For the entire exhibition, approximately 4500 square feet, 250 linear feet, and case work or vitrines requried

Publication: Shared Passion: The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art, 138 pages, 100 color illustrations. Essays by Richard Nelson, David Bradley, and Doctor James W. Wiggins.

Fee: Call for information.

Dates of availability: Currently available


For slides, checklist and more information contact:
Peter Spooner, Curator
Tweed Museum of Art

University of Minnesota Duluth
1201 Ordean Court

Duluth, MN 55812


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