Indian Corner








February 24 – March 14, 2012
IDEA Space
Friday, February 24, 4:30 – 6pm: Reception with Wendy Red Star

At the turn of the 20th century, collectors began acquiring Native American objects with increasing fervor. Often, collectors created specific display areas in their homes to showcase their treasures.  Called “Indian Corners,” these areas typically comprised a hodgepodge of ritual objects, textiles, ceramics, and images.  Created and curated by artist and scholar Wendy Red Star, the IDEA Space exhibition Indian Corner examines the politics and poetics of collecting both authentic and commercially produced Native objects. The exhibition features a kitsch version of a 21st Century “Indian Corner” juxtaposed with objects from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s collection of Native American objects.