July 1, 2022 - June 23, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

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“There is no real distinction for us between art and life.” Yolngu artist Wandjuk Marika

Experiences

Explore Our Major Bark Painting Exhibition, Coming Soon

Explore Madayin

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

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Honoring 50 Years of Papunya Tula Painting

April 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022 Seattle Art Museum | Seattle, WA

Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)

June 11, 2022 - October 9, 2022 Mariposa Museum and World Cultural Center | Peterborough, NH

Iwantja Rock n Roll

July 8, 2022 - August 20, 2022 Fort Gansevoort | New York, NY

The Women's Show

July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022 Harvey Art Projects | Sun Valley, ID

Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala

September 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022 Hood Museum of Fine Arts | Hanover, NH

Aboriginal Art Exhibitions in the United States

  • April 15, 2022 - December 31, 2022

    Honoring 50 Years of Papunya Tula Painting

  • June 11, 2022 - October 9, 2022

    Shane Pickett: Djinong Djina Boodja (Look at the Land that I Have Traveled)

  • July 8, 2022 - August 20, 2022

    Iwantja Rock n Roll

  • July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

    The Women's Show

  • September 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022

    Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala

A Truly Unique Collection

We care for more than 2200 artworks, the most significant collection of this kind outside Australia.

Search our world-class collection
  • 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
  • Artist Binyinyiwuy
  • Title Baijini Figure
  • Date before 1966
  • Language Group Yolngu, Northern Australia
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