About the exhibit

Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions includes works by Toshiko Takaezu, Chase Kahwinhut Earles, Acee Blue Eagle, Mayumi Makino Kiefer, and others. The show also features ethnographic art from around the world. The items on display were selected from the 650 objects the Museum obtained within the past year. A few of the selected works can be seen below.

The exhibit will remain on display until January 27, 2019.  To learn more about about the Museum’s collections, click here.

Recent donors to the Museum’s Collections include: Anonymous, Carey Tuckey (Gift from the O.V. Shaffer Collection), Carl Rubenstein, Cindy Kennedy, David Modal, Diana and Jeni Gettys-Bourke, Dr. David and Karina Rilling, Dr. Enesto and Luisa Lira, Dr. Robert and Pamela Brooks, Friend of the Museum, Gregory Shepard, Henrietta Burnette, Howard Chorast, John and Sue Hinkel, June Beasley, Mayumi Makino Kiefer, Michael Bernstein, Michael and Kimberly Cutchall, Ray Trotter, Robert Chorost, Ronald Moore, Ron and Lynne Wetherell, R. Weiss, Sally Gettys, Sue Kennedy, Vickie Smith

A pair of small animals, possibly deer, painted by Acee Blue Eagle

Untitled painting, ca. 1930 – 1940 by Acee Blue Eagle (Creek/Pawnee, 1909 to 1959). Museum Purchase.  

Tea bowl and drip pot, ca. 1970 by Toshiko Takzezu (American, 1922 – 2011). Gift of Ron and Lynne Wetherell to the Museum’s Baker, Beasley, Wetherell Collection. 

Tea bowl and drip pot, ca. 1970 by Toshiko Takzezu
Flower vase, 2018 by Tadashi Hirakawa

Flower vase, 2018 by Tadashi Hirakawa (Japanese, b. 1955). 

Kah Kee Binsta, 2017 by Chase Kahwinhut Earles (Caddo, b.1976). Museum Purchase.

Kah Kee Binsta, 2017 by Chase Kahwinhut Earles
Three Soldier’s Repurposed, 2017 by Mayumi Makino Kiefer

Three Soldier’s Repurposed, 2017 by Mayumi Makino Kiefer (Japanese-American). Gift of the Artist. 

Buddhist Deity, ca. 5th century, AD. Northern Jin Dynasty (China). Gift of Michael Cutchall. 

Buddhist Deity, ca. 5th century, AD. Northern Jin Dynasty
Masked Dancer Figure, 20th century. Tilcajete, Oaxaca (Mexico).

Masked Dancer Figure, 20th century. Tilcajete, Oaxaca (Mexico). Gift of Sally Gettys.

Textile Fragment, ca. 100 – 800. North Coast (Peru). Gift of Ronald Moore. 

Textile Fragment, ca. 100 – 800. North Coast (Peru).
Cup with human and jaguar effigies, ca. 900 – 1100.

Cup with human and jaguar effigies, ca. 900 – 1100. Wari (South Coast Peru). Anonymous Donation.

Lidded “bean pot”, ca. 1960 – 1980. Tlaquepaque, Jalisco (Mexico). Gift of Dr. Robert and Pamela Brooks.

Lidded “bean pot”, ca. 1960 – 1980. Tlaquepaque, Jalisco
Turtle Effigy Vessel, ca. 250 BC – AD 250.

Turtle Effigy Vessel, ca. 250 BC – AD 250. Colima (West Mexico). Gift of Robert Chorost. 

Bowl, ca. 900 – 1200. Anasazi Culture (Southwest United States). Gift of R. Weiss. 

Bowl, ca. 900 – 1200. Anasazi Culture
Vessel, ca. 1200 – 1500. Hodges Engraved Type (Caddo).

Vessel, ca. 1200 – 1500. Hodges Engraved Type (Caddo). From the Collection of Robert and Mary Kirkey, Columbus Ohio.

Mask, ca. 1990 – 2000. Iatmul Peoples (Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea). Gift of Cindy Kennedy

Mask, ca. 1990 – 2000. Iatmul Peoples (Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea).