Archives


Fixing the Earth: NOW!
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: October 18 - January 6, 2015

“Fixing the Earth: NOW!” is an art exhibition exploring the world renewal ceremonies of the Hupa, Karuk, Tolowa, Yurok, Wiyot, and Ts’nungwe of northwest California.


Calling All Coyotes 2014
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: September 20 - January 6, 2015

The new multimedia exhibit “Calling All Coyotes 2014”, features new works from California Indian and regional artists: Tiffany Adams, Dugan Aguilar, Ben Aleck, Shonna Alexander, Jack Alvarez, Vince LaPena, Judith Lowry, L. Frank Manriquez, Melissa Melero, Stan Padilla, Alicia Siu, Kathleen Rose Smith, Frank Tuttle, and Alan Wallace. In honor of Harry Fonseca, pieces from the Herb Puffer collection will be on view.

Past Exhibit - "Reaching Back Through Time: The WPA Interprets Native California Creation Stories"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: August 16 - October 11, 2014

Prints of watercolor illustrations based on the Creation Stories of the Miwok people produced by Works Progress Administration artists Marjorie Lee and Stephen J. Quinn.

Past Exhibit - Legends of the Land: The United Auburn Indian Community Tribal School Tells its Own Story”
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: May 17 - July 15, 2014

This exhibition showcases the recently published books from Native American artist, educator and cultural activist Stan Padilla, “Legends of the Land” and “R is for Roundhouse: A Sierra Nevada Foothills Alphabet Book”.

Past Exhibit - "Stories of the River, Stories of the People: Memory on the Klamath River Basin"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: March 15 - June 16, 2014

Guest Curator Brittani Orona has created this exhibit of photographs and recorded interviews relating to the grassroots activism to remove the dams on the Klamath River and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement of 2010.

Past Exhibit - "Our Journey: The First Families of East Yolo"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: Ongoing

This collection of historical photographs, on loan from the West Sacramento Historical Society, honors the first families - Native Americans - who lived, worked and raised their families in what is know known as West Sacramento.

Past Exhibit - "Traditional Arts of Jeremy Peconom, Mountain Maidu Artist"
News Image“Traditional Arts of Jeremy Peconom, Mountain Maidu Artist"
Exhibit Show Dates: August 6 – January 6

Jeremy Peconom is a local Mountain Maidu artist who has created an amazing collection of tools, weapons and regalia made in the traditional ways he learned from his elders.


Past Exhibit - "Ancient Times" by Charley Burns
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: July 10 through August 28, 2013

Charley Burns is a Yurok Indian artist of the Klamath River area. The exhibit “Ancient Times” is a collection of pen and ink drawings showing his love for nature and curiosity for life.

Past Exhibit "Coyote": Various Artists
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: June 7 - July 27

This multimedia exhibit includes paintings, poems, songs and photographs about Coyote from 17 different Native American artists.



Past Exhibit - Off the Walls of Pacific Western Traders: Photographs from the Herb Puffer Collection
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: June 21 – August 9

The photographs featured in this exhibit lined the walls of Pacific Western Traders, an American Indian Art Gallery, opened by Herb Puffer on October 1, 1971 in Old Town Folsom. These photographs provide an extraordinary visual record of the elders, weavers, artists, dancers, educators and community members whose presence alongside the Puffer family made the recently closed shop a significant and memorable place in the history of Native California.

Past Exhibit - Annual Native Youth Art Show
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: April 10 – May 13
Artwork from young artists ages 5 – 20 from the United Auburn Indian Community and the Sierra Native Alliance will be on display.


Past Exhibit - "A Brush With Nature"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: February 15 - May 6

This collection includes acrylic paintings and mosaics by local artist Gayle Anita.

Past Exhibit - "Frank R. LaPena Collection"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: January 18 - April 8.
This collection consists of various documents covering historic Native American events, Frank LaPena's own artwork and artwork of his fellow artists, including photographs by Dugan Aguilar and Francisco Dominguez.


Past Exhibit - Artwork by L. Frank Manriquez
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: September 10 - October 26

L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) is a Native California Indian artist, writer and tribal scholar. This collection includes many of her dramatic photographs, large collages of digital prints and colorful paintings.

Past Exhibit: Artwork by Billy Hawk Enos & Winema Marie Suehead
News Image"Traditions Learned Through Time” by artist Billy Hawk Enos and “Artwork by Winema Marie Suehead”

Exhibit Show Dates: May 6, 2013 - June 25, 2013.

Past Exhibit: Our Stories: Judith Lowry's Artistic Reflections on Native California
News ImageOur Stories: Judith Lowry’s Artistic Reflections on Native California
Exhibit Show Dates: February 16 - May 31, 2013


The exhibit “Our Stories” is a collection of vibrant, large scale narratives that Judith Lowry painted over the past 20 years. Her themes include family stories, California Native oral traditions, pop culture, women’s roles, and politics. She uses symbols inspired by her California Indian roots, mixing her family histories with important oral histories.

Past Exhibit: Native American Children's Art Show
News Image

Exhibit Dates: April 8 – April 30

Artwork from young artists ages 5-18 from the United Auburn Indian Community and the Sierra Native Alliance will be on display.



Past Exhibit: I Am Your Chief
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: April 20-June 14.
Artists Patricia Mills and Michael Rowden d'Portola were so moved by the tragedy of the Northern California Modoc War of 1873, they felt compelled to paint this large scale piece.

Past Exhibit: Artwork by Frank Day & Jeremy Peconom
News Image

Artistic Expression of Maidu Legends & History
by Frank Day (Ly-dam-lilly), Maidu Indian Artist, Historian & Storyteller
.

Traditional Maidu Primitive Arts
by Jeremy Peconom, Maidu Indian Artist

Exhibits in both the Zents Gallery and the Indigenous Gallery
Show Dates: September 15, 2012 - January 19, 2013



Past Exhibit: Preserving the Site: The Legacy of Myron Zents
Through news articles, photography and objects from the museum’s collection, learn about the foundation of the Maidu Museum and the important role Myron Zents played in preserving this historic site. Exhibition May 19-September 8.

View Archive