Work by Indigenous Artists in UMMA's Collection

George Morrison
Automatic Drawing
pencil, crayon and ink on white wove paper
11 1/16 x 14 1/16 in. (28 x 35.7 cm);18 x 22 in. (45.72 x 55.88 cm);11 1/8 x 14 1/16 in. (28.1 x 35.7 cm)
Gift of George Morrison
A purple, green, and black lithograph with hieroglyphs at the top.
Fritz Scholder
First Mystery
lithograph on paper
30 5/16 in x 22 1/16 in (77 cm x 56 cm)
Gift of Robert and Janet Miller
A purple and black lithograph of two people.
Fritz Scholder
Third Dream
lithograph on paper
22 7/16 in x 30 5/16 in (57 cm x 77 cm)
Gift of Robert and Janet Miller
American; Artist Unknown
Seven Kiowah Men
graphite and colored pencil on lined cream rag paper
7 13/16 x 12 5/8 in. (19.84 x 32.07 cm);14 x 19 in. (35.56 x 48.26 cm)
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Large rectangular beaded bag with wide shoulder strap. Body of bag is white with a blue and yellow floral motif. Top of bag is black with floral design. Strap is white with floral design. Red and black fringe on the bottom.
Bandolier Bag
printed cotton, black velvet, wool cloth, red wool yarn and glass trade beads
42 15/16 in x 13 11/16 in (109 cm x 34.7 cm)
Gift of Mrs. John Alexander
A deep bowl with a wide mouth made of black earthenware. The upper half of the bowl is decorated with a horizontal and diagonal design in a lighter shade of black and rougher texture than the smooth black surface.
Legoria Tafoya
Ceramic Bowl
3 1/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (7.7 x 10.6 x 10.6 cm);3 1/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (7.7 x 10.6 x 10.6 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
Red orange rectangular tile with a thin black line border and black Thunderbird design.
Laura Tomasie
Tile with Hopi Thunderbird
polychrome slip on low fired ceramic
5 9/16 in x 4 in x 3/8 in (14.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 1 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
Light brown ceramic rectangular tile with a human-esque figure on the front in darker brown and red. Small hole pierced at the top and the bottom edges.
Artist Unknown; Hopi
Tile with One-Legged Katsina
colored slip on earthenware
6 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 7/16 in. (15.6 x 10.4 x 1 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
Centered on the page, this print shows two figures dressed in long robes. One figure wears a blue robe with maroon circles and the other is the opposite. Each faceless figure, carries a knife in one hand. On their heads are headdresses with a black cap and large white half-moon shape attached. The figures look like they are in motion.
Carlos Mérida
Danza de la media luna
1937 – 1939
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
In this print, two figures are centered on the page. They both wear a red mask with a pronounced black beard and mustache. The figure on the right is in an orange-yellow gown with blue detail on the white lace trim and the figure on the left a blue gown, with orange-yellow details. Their gloves and shoes are both black. Both also wear white large hats that are bowl-shaped with white, blue, and yellow-orange lace motifs. The figure on the left carries a thin red flag on a white pole. 
Carlos Mérida
Danza de los Chinelos
1937 – 1939
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
This vertically oriented rectangular watercolor shows splotches of blue, teal, green, and red. There are four amoeba-shaped forms in graphite and six collaged forms in red, yellow, pink, brown and two in grey. There is a border in graphite and a signature and date at the bottom center.
Carlos Mérida
Tarascan Recollections
watercolor, graphite, collage | Japanese rice paper
Gift of Mr. John S. Newberry, Jr.
Centered in the page on this print are two dark-skinned figures wearing pink-skinned masks. They are both dressed identically in white shirts and tights, with black boots, matching black knickers, and capes trimmed in gold. Each figure holds a small circular shield in one hand and a sword in the other—both in white. Both seem to be leaping in the air.
Carlos Mérida
Danza de los Santiagos
1937 – 1939
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase


0 Tags & 0 Keywords


75 Collection Object Sources

First Mystery (2010/2.44)
Third Dream (2010/2.45)
Seven Kiowah Men (2002/1.208)
Bandolier Bag (1984/2.5)
Ceramic Bowl (1984/2.17)
Composition (1968/1.94)
Vista de Zaragoza (1958/1.104)
Ixtaccíhuatl (1958/1.106)
Head (1948/1.24)
Cockfight (1958/1.105)
Composition (1951/2.43)
Olla (1955/1.145)
Coyote (1957/1.109)
Ah Puch (1958/1.102)
Tapestry Fragment (1972/2.274)
Vase (1981/1.311)
Seated Figure (1983/1.355)
Seated figure (1983/1.356)
Figure (1983/2.197)
Textile Fragment (1983/2.198)
Bowl (1984/2.11)
Bowl (1984/2.16)
Pot (1984/2.20)
Textile fragment (1985/1.131)
Feast Bowl (1985/2.57)
Pot (1991/1.88)
Bowl (1991/2.55)
Miniature Olla (1991/2.57)

Rate this Resource

AVG: 0 | Ratings: 0

& Author Notes

Creative Commons by-nc-sa

Last Updated

September 2, 2022 11:09 a.m.


Reporting Policy