Indigenous Art of California | KCET
Indigenous Art of California
November is Native American Heritage month, and today, Artbound highlights indigenous artwork from the Golden State. From an exhibition that challenged the portrayal of American Indians in popular culture to a profile on a radio program making a splash on the airwaves, we present five features that explore the past, present, and future of native cultures.
An exhibition rich in humor and optimism, "Where Are the Tipis? Changing Perceptions About Indians" dispels stereotypes long-used by the media.
On a bright day in Twentynine Palms, Chemehuevi Indian Salt Song singer Matthew Leivas invoked the memory of native people who came before.
For over 20 years, KUCR Indian Time Radio has been a point of pride in the Indian community, cementing their own place within Southern California's pop culture sphere.
The Date Farmers make Chicano pop art; they are desert Rauschenbergs, infusing abstract expressionism with a politically charged, pop culture update.
Gerald Clarke Jr. refuses to be defined like an artifact on a museum shelf by his Indian heritage. He seeks to let the past inform the present, but not restrict it.
Amid the tumultuous years of the culture wars in the 80s and 90s, L.A. showed its support for its creative residents, by setting up a fellowship designed to boost the city's cultural capital. Its legacy continues today.
The Channel Islands are one of the least visited national parks and home to the fastest recovery effort of a mammal on the endangered species list in U.S. history. In the mid 1990’s, Island Fox populations started to decline and in 2004 they were added to
Originally from Detroit, Barbara Dane's rich voice resonated with a sense of purpose that was a holdover from the singing she would provide at protests and union events. She performs once again in L.A. where many of her pivotal moments in music occurred.
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