Starting Friday, January 18, there will be an exciting new exhibit featuring three contemporary female Native American artists’ work at the Museum of Art | Fort Collins. Brenda Mallory (Cherokee), Sydney Pursel (Ioway), and Melanie Yazzie (Navajo) are displaying their unique works in two separate series. One exhibit is titled Intricate Form: Brenda Mallory & Sydney Pursel: 2018 Ucross Native American Fellows. Acclaimed Native American artist Melanie Yazzie will also display her exhibition Mind Mapping.

Yazzie is a Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking at C.U. Boulder and her art is displayed across the country. Mallory’s work ranges in ideas of disruption of long-established systems in nature and culture and Pursel’s art specializes in socially engaged, new media arts that explore personal identity. Mallory and Pursel  are the first two Native artists to have received the fellowship award supporting their art.

There will also be fun and educational hands-on projects for the entire family for the run of the exhibition. The exhibition will then travel to Ucross from June 3–September 28.


Dates & Times January 18th-March 17th | Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Weekends 12-5 p.m.

Cost $5 adults | $4 students & seniors | $1 for youth | Free for children & museum members

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