Wondering how you can explore, connect or teach with Aboriginal art from home or far away? From virtual exhibitions to podcasts, blogs, webinars and more, we’ve got you covered!
- We’ve developed three virtual exhibition experiences for you to explore from home:
- This online experience is a way to explore bark paintings from northeast Arnhem Land by clans, songlines, country or with a timeline. You can also browse all of the works in our travelling exhibition, Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Art from Yirrkala.
- This online galleryis a wonderful way to explore paintings from Papunya Tula Artists in the heart of Australia’s desert. You can browse all of the works in our exhibition, Irrititja Kuwarri Tjungu: Past & Present Together. There are FAQs, artist biographies, way more images, and further resources!
- This online exhibition of Dub Leffler’s artworks lets you hear directly from the artist himself. Make sure you turn up your volume so you can hear his incredible story.
- We’ve started a blog! It tracks the development and presentation of our traveling exhibition of bark paintings. It’s a thrilling look into how museums can consult communities better and more fully when organizing exhibitions that feature their work.
- We have two video tours of exhibitions, so you can hear directly from experts about these artworks:
- This video tour provides a fascinating curatorial perspective on an exhibition of Aboriginal memorial poles from northern Australia, which we co-presented with The Fralin Museum of Art.
- This video tour provides Kluge-Ruhe staff insights into the world of fiber artworks from northern Australia.
- We’ve presented some fascinating webinars over the past few years, and you can watch them anytime:
- The Art in Life has explored questions like “are tattoos fine art?” and “how come you don’t see things like wine labels in museum collections?”
- Wondering how Aboriginal art addresses social justice issues? We have a YouTube playlist for that.
- Our podcast, Aboriginal Art in America, is a series of short snippets that investigates what’s happening for Aboriginal art in the USA.
- You can always browse our collection online here. It doesn’t feature our full collection, but some of our favorites are included.
- Curious about what we’ve been up to over the last few years? You can check out our past exhibitions, residencies and other major events on our Collaboration Archive here.
- Our Facebook page and our Instagram account each have thousands of followers and are a great way to follow what’s going on at Kluge-Ruhe behind the scenes.
- Check our calendar to participate live in upcoming virtual events!
If you’re an educator, we have some virtual resources that might support what you do:
- Aboriginal Art 101 is an introductory guide to Indigenous Australian art and culture, written in collaboration with two Indigenous scholars, Nici Cumpston and Jilda Andrews.
- These lesson plans about the Western Desert art movement (what many Americans know as ‘dot painting’) will help you ensure the activities you’re doing with your students are informative rather than offensive.
- We’ve developed Kiki’s Kangaroo Kit as a fun way for families to connect with Kluge-Ruhe and Aboriginal art from home.
- Our Research Archive is a selection of articles we’ve published, written by staff and students.