• Headdress Frontlet (detail), about 1840–70. Coast? Tsimshian, north British Columbia. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0177. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Headdress Frontlet, about 1840–70. Coast? Tsimshian, north British Columbia. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0177. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Nepcetat (One That Sticks to the Face) Mask, about 1840–60. Central Yup’ik, probably lower Yukon River, Alaska. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0231. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Shield Cover and Shield, about 1860. Apsáalooke (Crow), Montana. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0048. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Double-Sided Drum, about 1890. Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee), Oklahoma. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0086. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Horse Mask, about 1875–1900. Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or possibly Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or east Washington. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Beacon Lights, 1904–5. Louisa Keyser [Dat So La Lee] (about 1850–1925), Washoe, Carson City, Nevada. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0751. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Girl's Dress, about 1895. Teton Sioux (Lakota), North or South Dakota. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0069. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Man’s War Record, about 1880, Lakota (Teton Sioux), North or South Dakota. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0049. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Feast Bowl, about 1780. Northeastern Woodlands. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0824. Photograph by Richard Walker.
  • Woman’s Dance Fans (Finger Masks), about 1870. Central Yup’ik, Alaska. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0229a,b. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
  • Potlatch Figure Holding a Copper, about 1880–95. Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl), northwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0162. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor. about 1880–95. Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl), northwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0162. Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor.
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Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection

Sunday, March 7, 2010 to Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection is organized by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. This exhibition has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius. The Cleveland Museum of Art's exhibition and education programs are made possible through the generous support of Dominion Foundation, Medical Mutual, and Giant Eagle. The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.