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The only museum in the United States dedicated to Indigenous Australian art.

Visit Kluge-Ruhe

Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale

September 13, 2019 - February 2, 2020 The Menil Collection | Houston TX

A World of Relations

January 26, 2019 - December 8, 2019 Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College | Hanover, New Hampshire

Indigenous artists from Yuendemu in Australia's Central Desert

July 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019 Jeffrey Moose Gallery

Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia

April 1, 2019 - September 22, 2019 Museum of Photographic Arts | San Diego, CA

Sculpture Bolkkime – Sculpture Today : New Works from Maningrida Arts and Culture

July 23, 2019 - August 26, 2019 Harvey Art Projects | Ketchum, ID

Desert Painters of Australia, Part II

July 26, 2019 - September 6, 2019 Gagosian Gallery | Beverly Hills, CA

Aboriginal Art Exhibitions in the United States

  • September 13, 2019 - February 2, 2020

    Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale

  • January 26, 2019 - December 8, 2019

    A World of Relations

  • July 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

    Indigenous artists from Yuendemu in Australia's Central Desert

  • April 1, 2019 - September 22, 2019

    Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia

  • July 23, 2019 - August 26, 2019

    Sculpture Bolkkime – Sculpture Today : New Works from Maningrida Arts and Culture

  • August 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

    Whose Business Is It? Men’s and Women’s Paintings of Traditional Dreamings from Warlpiri Country and Beyond

  • July 26, 2019 - September 6, 2019

    Desert Painters of Australia, Part II

A Truly Unique Collection

The only museum dedicated to Indigenous Australian art outside of Australia, with a permanent collection of more than 1900 artworks.

Search our world-class collection
  • Artist Binyinyiwuy
  • Title Baijini Figure
  • Date before 1966
  • Language Group Yolngu, Northern Australia
  • Artist Bardayal Nadjamerrek AO
  • Title Lambalk the Sugar Glider
  • Date c. 1970
  • Language Group Kunbarllanjnja
  • Artist Carol McGregor
  • Title A Sense of Place
  • Date 2018
  • Language Group Wathaurong, Victoria
  • Artist Ngarralja Tommy May
  • Title Yuwanpungu
  • Date 2016
  • Language Group Wangkajunga/Walmajarri, Western Australia
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