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New Red Earth Exhibit Features “Retro” Indian Art

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A new exhibit at the Red Earth Museum & Gallery, 6 Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Oklahoma City, features select pieces from the museum’s permanent collection that reflects upon a 50-year span of contemporary and modern American Indian art styles from the 1930s through the 1980s. 

“RETROspective” is a compilation of art pieces culled from the Red Earth Museum permanent collection that have rarely been seen by the public.  The show, on view through October 31, features the artwork of prominent American Indian artists including Woody Crumbo (Citizen Potawatomi), Benjamin Harjo Jr. (Seminole-Shawnee), Acee Blue Eagle (Muscogee/Creek, Pawnee, Wichita), Bill Flores (Cherokee, Papago), Joan Hill (Creek), Charles Pratt (Cheyenne/Arapaho), and Jean Bales (Iowa).

Featured in the exhibit are 1959-era Oklahoma Indian glasses, pitcher, and accompanying wooden tray that were available free from Knox Gas Stations all over Oklahoma with the purchase of 10 gallons or more. Knox Industries commissioned Oklahoma Native American artist Acee Blue Eagle to produce eight paintings for reproduction on 15-oz. tumblers. A complete set is a rarity today.

For more information, call 405-427-5228 or go to www.RedEarth.org.