Edward Curtis' Coming for the Bride, Qágyuhi, 1941 may have been the most frightening photograph in the Eiteljorg's collection.
Inuit whale bone carvings including a man and a bear (top)
Sioux purse, c. 1890
Finally miniature tipis suitable for my cats (that dream of owning an REI tent model may have disappeared upon viewing this).
This is a terrible photograph because it was very dark. A theme of the day was the incorporation of technology into the display and that was also evident at the Eiteljorg. Here is a peace necklace next to a cell phone from the early 2000s that belonged to a tribe elder.
Richard Swanson's Radio, 1997 "suggested radio waves traveling through space." It was constructed from barbed wire which may be as important as gravel in our conversations about the West.
Rick Bartow, Fox Spirit, 2000
Collette Hosmer, Bucket with Dipper, 1998 (minnows and steel)
Albert Bierstadt, Morning Thirst (Mount Hood)
We transition to Erwin Wurm's Euclidean Exercises at the IMA. Two hot dog sculptures were installed in between the early American and European galleries (wishing they were positioned in front of a Bierstadt).
Erwin Wurm's Estimate the Mass of Wood
Nikki demonstrating how difficult this is with Dan observing.
The instructions for Theory of Painting (photo courtesy of Kyla Tighe)...
... and the results thereof (photographs by Kyla Tighe, Sarah Lassiter, Kristina Powell, and Jacinda Russell)
Kyla holding two shoes in an awkward position (photo by Kristina Powell).
Erwin Wurm's Organization of Love instructions ...
as Sibley and Dan demonstrate.