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Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted by: Heard Museum
  • Date: June 20, 2021 to July 3, 2021
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: (602) 252-8840
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $17 online, $20 walkup

Leon Polk Smith, one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, has been studied and celebrated through major exhibitions, publications, and scholarship over many years—and yet, a significant source of inspiration and influence on his artistic production remains largely unexplored.

This original exhibition takes visitors on a visual journey that starts in Oklahoma Territory, where Smith was born and raised surrounded by Indigenous people and culture, to New York City where he would become a founding icon of mid-century modern art.

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. With a commanding presence on Central Avenue in…