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Arthur & Shifra Silberman Gallery

The Silberman Gallery is a temporary gallery, which features small interpretive, thematic exhibitions that rotate every three to six months. The exhibitions are derived from the Silberman Collection, which was acquired in 1996. This extraordinary collection numbers some 2,500 paintings, prints, drawings, cultural, and historical objects ~ in addition to several thousand books, publications, photographs, slides, and audio recordings.

The Silberman Collection is unique in several ways. It represents the entire chronological span of the Native American Fine Arts Movement from the late 19th century to the present. There are paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by more than 150 artists, representing more than 50 different cultural affiliations. It is perhaps one of the most comprehensive endeavors of its kind by a private collector. The collection represents a 35-year, passionate crusade by Arthur Silberman and his wife, Shifra, to bring Native American art to the attention of the American public.

Selected Gallery Images  

Peyote Roadman 1996.27.0878 Carl Sweezy, 1879-1953
Arapaho
Peyote Roadman, 1930
Painting, oil & gouache on card stock
10.5 x 7.25 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0878

Eagle Dance 1996.27.0782 Maria Antonia Pena, 1893-1949
San Ildefonso
Eagle Dance, c. 1934
Painting, oil on canvas
70 x 110 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0782

The Sun And His Wife 1997.07.096 Gerald Nailor, 1917-1952
Navajo
The Sun And His Wife, 1938
Painting, gouache on paper
13.25 x 17.25 in.
Acc. # 1997.07.096

Distributing Annuities 1997.07.010 Bear's Heart, 1851-1882
Cheyenne
Distributing Annuities, ca. 1875-78
Ledger drawing, pencil, colored pencil, crayon & colored inks
8.5 x 11 in.
Acc. # 1997.07.010

Full Dressed Warrior 1996.27.0380 Etahdleuh, 1856-1888
Kiowa
Full Dressed Warrior, c. 1882
Ledger drawing, colored pencil & colored ink
8 x 10 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0380

War Dance With Fan 1996.27.0284 Acee Blue Eagle, 1907-1959
Creek/Pawnee
War Dancer With Fan, c. 1934
Painting, tempera on paper
11 x 6 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0284

Scalp Dancers 1996.27.0731 Stephen Mopope, 1898-1974
Kiowa
Scalp Dancers, 1928
Painting, tempera on paper
11 x 6 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0731

Sofkey Man 1996.27.1015 Jerome Richard Tiger, 1941-1967
Creek/Seminole
Sofkey Man, 1967
Painting, tempera & pencil on paper
9.25 x 13.25 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.1015

My People Awaits 1996.27.0988 Jerome Richard Tiger, 1941-1967
Creek/Seminole
My People Awaits, 1966
Painting, tempera on paper
18 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0988

Stickball, Beginning To End 1996.27.0984 Jerome Richard Tiger, 1941-1967
Creek/Seminole
Stickball "Beginning To End", 1966
Painting, tempera & pencil on paper
14 x 11.75 in.
Acc. # 1996.27.0984

Suggested Readings & Links  

The following materials are available for review in the Research Center.

E99.C53A37 1997 Afton, Jean and Masich, Andrew Edwards. Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: Ledgerbook History of Coups and Combat. Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, [1997].

E78.G73A85 1996 Ashabranner, Brent K. Strange and Distant Shore: Indians of the Great Plains in Exile. New York: Cobblehill, [1996].

E98.A7A84 1977 Ashton, Robert H. Images of American Indian Art. New York: Walker Gallery Book, [1977].

E78.G73P525 1996 Berlo, Janet Catherine. Plains Indians Drawings, 1865-1935: Pages From a Visual History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, [1996].

E78.N65B38 1995 Bernstein, Bruce and Rushing, W. Jackson. Modern by Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, [1995].

E98.A7P68 1998 Boehme, Sarah E. Powerful Images: Portrayals of Native America. Seattle: University of Washington Press, [1998].

N6538.A4B7 Broder, Patricia Janis. American Indian Painting and Sculpture. New York: Abbeville Press, [1981].

E98.A7C25 1997 Cawthorne, Nigel. The Art of Native North America. San Diego, CA: Laurel Glen Pub., [1997].

E78.G73C573 1986 Conn, Richard. Persistent Vision: Art of the Reservation Days: The L.D. and Ruth Bax Collection of the Denver Art Museum. Seattle: University of Washington Press, [1986].

E98.A7D6 Douglas, Frederic Hungtington and D'Harnoncourt, Rene. Indian Art of the United States. 1st ed. New York: Museum of Modern Art, [1941].

E98.A7D8 Dunn, Dorothy. American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1968].

E78.G73D86 1969 Dunn, Dorothy. 1877: Plains Indian Sketch Books of Zo-Tom and Howling Wolf. Flagstaff: Northland Press, [1969].

E98.A7E28 Eaton, Linda B and Brody, J. J. Native American Art of the Southwest. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, [1993].

E98.A7E93 Ewers, John Canfield. Plains Indian Painting: A Description of an Aboriginal American Art. Stanford University, CA: Stanford University Press, [1939].

E98.A7E95 1970 Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc. Introduction to American Indian Art: to Accompany the First Exhibition of American Indian Art Selected Entirely with Consideration for Esthetic Value. Glorieta: Rio Grande Press, [1978].

E98.A7F43 1972 Feder, Norman. Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art. New York: Praeger Publishers, [1972].

E98.A7F38 Feder, Norman. American Indian Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, [1965].

E98.A73G75 2000 Gritton, Joy L. The Institute of American Indian Arts: Modernism and U.S. Indian Policy. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [2000].

N6538.A4W37 1994 Gully, Anne. Watchful Eyes: Native American Women Artists. Phoenix, AZ: Heard Museum, [1994].

E76.85.C65 1999 Hail, Barbara A. Collecting Native America, 1870-1960. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, [1999].

E99.K5H37 1989 Harris, Moira F and Wo-Haw. Between Two Cultures: Kiowa Art from Fort Marion. St. Paul: Pogo Press, [1989].

E77.4.H53 Highwater, Jamake. Many Smokes, Many Moons: Chronology of American Indian History Through Indian Art. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1978].

N6538.AH5 1980 Highwater, Jamake. The Sweet Grass Lives On: Fifty Contemporary North American Indian Artists. 1st ed. New York: Lippincott & Crowell, [1980].

E98.A7C74 1994 Hill, Tom and Hill, Richard W. Creation's Journey: Native American Identity and Belief. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, [1994].

E98.A7I477 1985 Hoffmann, Gerhard and Feest, Christian F. Indianische Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert : Malerei, Keramik und Kachinafiguren Indianischer Kunstler in den USA. Munchen: Prestel-Verlag, [1985].

N6538.A4J3 1988 Jacka, Jerry D. and Jacka, Lois Essary. Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Indian Art and Its Evolution. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing Company, [1988].

N8214.5.U6J67 1982 Joslyn Art Museum and Gallagher, Marsha V. Legacy of the West: by David C. Hunt; with a contribution by Marsha V. Gallagher. 1st ed. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [1982].

E98.A7L68 1998 Lovett, John R. and DeWitt, Donald L. Guide to Native American Ledger Drawings and Pictographs in United States Museums, Libraries, and Archives. Westport: Greenwood Press, [1998].

NC139.M25A4 1984 Making Medicine. Making Medicine: Ledger Drawing Art from Fort Marion. Oklahoma City, OK: Center of the American Indian, [1984].

E78.G73M375 1992 Maurer, Evan M and Lincoln, Louise. Visions of the People: Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life. Seattle: University of Washington Press, [1992].

E59.A7N46 1979 Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and Smith, James G. E. Ancestors: Native Artisans of the Americas. New York: Museum of the American Indian, [1979].

E98.A7T48 1994 National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity. Golden: Smithsonian Institution, [1994].

E98.A7A77 1992 Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier. Seattle: University of Washington Press, [1992].

E98.A7P36 1994 Penney, David W. and Longfish, George C. Native American Art. Hong Kong: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., [1994].

E78.G73P38 1985 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Wierzbowski, William S. Images of a Vanished Life: Plains Indian Drawings from the Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia: Academy Library Guild, [1985].

E98.A7A46 1988 Petersen, Karen Daniels. American Pictographic Images: Historical Works on Paper by the Plains Indians. New York, N.Y: [s.n.], [1988].

E78.G73P4 Petersen, Karen Daniels. Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1971].

E99.C53P45 Petersen, Karen Daniels and Ewers, John Canfield. Howling Wolf: A Cheyenne Warrior's Graphic Interpretation of His People. Palo Alto: American West Publishing Company, [1968].

E98.A7R89 1999 Rushing, W. Jackson. Native American Art in the Twentieth Century. New York: Routledge, [1999].

E98.A7E83 2000 Sanner, Hans-Ulrich. Native American Art: The Collections of the Ethnological Museum Berlin. Seattle: University of Washington Press, [2000].

E78.S7S28 Schaafsma, Polly. Indian Rock Art of the Southwest. 1st ed. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1980].

E98.A7S37 1983 Schrader, Robert Fay. The Indian Arts and Crafts Board: An Aspect of New Deal Indian Policy. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1983].

313: Box 171, Folder 04 Silberman, Arthur. History in Three Dimensions: Beyond the Prison Gates: The Fort Marion Experience. Oklahoma City, [1993].

ND238.A4S54 Silberman, Arthur. 100 Years of Native American Painting, March 5-April 16, 1978, the Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City: Museum, [1978].

N8354.W65 1984 Smith, Jaune Quick-to-see. Women of Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage: Contemporary Art by Native American Women. New York, NY: Gallery of the American Indian Community House, [1985].

E78.G73S93 1994 Szabo, Joyce M. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1994].

N6537.T54T53 Tiger, Peggy and Babcock, Molly. The Life and Art of Jerome Tiger: War to Peace, Death to Life. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1980].

E99.C53M348 1998 Viola, Herman and Horse Capture, Joseph D. Warrior Artists: Authentic Cheyenne and Kiowa Indian Ledger Art Drawn by Making Medicine and Zotum. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, [1998].

E98.A7W3 1981 Wade, Edwin L and Strickland, Rennard. Magic Images: Contemporary Native American Art. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1981].

E98.A7A78 1986 Wade, Edwin L and Haralson, Carol. Arts of the North American Indian: Native Traditions in Evolution. 1st ed. New York: Hudson Hills Press, [1986].

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