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Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

  October 7, 2006 - December 10, 2006

  The Hood Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibition

This exhibition featured works on canvas and bark by thirty-three Aboriginal women artists from small, remote communities across Australia. Of the more than seventy artworks in the exhibition, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection loaned ten pieces to NMWA and eight to the Hood Museum of Art. The first of its kind in the US, Dreaming Their Way demonstrated the diverse, bold, and often experimental ways women represent their heritage and express their relationship to country. Works from renowned artists such as Dorothy Napangardi and the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye illustrated the Aboriginal sense of obligation to their culture and their world. This exhibition encouraged visitors to view contemporary Australian Indigenous art as one of the great art movements of our time.

Learn more about the National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibition here.

Learn more about the Hood Museum of Art’s exhibition here.

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