To Great Acclaim: Homecoming of the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art


March 31–December 30, 2012

Revealing the extraordinary range of art produced by Native American cultures, To Great Acclaim surveys the extraordinary achievements of North America’s first artists in more than 100 objects of transcendent beauty, including ritual objects, ceremonial clothing, pottery, and basketry.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Dallas Museum of Art and Indianapolis Museum of Art all hosted the exhibit to great acclaim by the public and media. In these institutions over 100,000 visitors took advantage of the opportunity to see this superlative collection. In the words of Joe Horse Capture, curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, “If you are ever going to see a Native American Art exhibit, this is the one.”