Gilcrease Museum presents an exhibition celebrating one of the most influential and inventive Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon (1946-1978, Caddo/Kiowa). T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America is the first major traveling exhibition of Cannon’s work since 1990 and explores the dynamic creative range and legacy of an artist.
Through nearly 90 works, including 30 major paintings, works on paper, poetry and musical recordings, Cannon’s distinctive and affecting worldview shines through in this groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum. Deeply personal yet undeniably political, Cannon’s artwork adeptly channels his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political climate that defined 1960s and ’70s America.
“Cannon’s artworks hold a stunning energy-with vivid colors and defiant figures who refuse to be contained,” said Laura Fry, senior curator and curator of art at Gilcrease Museum. “His large-scale paintings and expressive music show American history and pop culture through a Native American lens, tackling complex issues with a blend of raw emotion and humor.”
Cannon’s life’s work, as a masterful interpreter of the complex Native American experience, continues to influence artists and other creative spirits. As the boundaries of American art continue to shift and be reconsidered, making room for a more expansive, inclusive vision, a new look at T.C. Cannon’s work is perfectly timed to help redefine what it means to be American.
We know you love your home at Silver Creek Apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Friday, September 28, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127