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Collection Online as of May 23, 2024



(Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, b. 1940)
© Jaune Quick-to-See Smith / Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith has described artworks such as this print as having a personal significance—comprising, in her words, “a diary, or journal, of my life.”


For the past five decades, artist and activist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith has developed a distinctive, collage-based style combining Indigenous stories and symbols with references to canonical modern art history to suggest a place for Indigenous culture within contemporary art. This print belongs to a series of four, each of which references a value that Smith feels has protected and guided her tribe through years of challenges and trauma. Expressive lithographic marks are layered over found popular and artistic imagery to suggest such ongoing resilience.
  • ?-2022
    (Zanatta Editions, Shawnee, KS), sold to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    September 12, 2022-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=Survival|url=false|author=Jaune Quick-to-See Smith|year=1996|access-date=23 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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