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Educational Resources

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Action/Abstraction Redefined is accompanied by educational resources for students and adults to provide an art historical and historical context for the artworks in this exhibition. Most resources can be downloaded as PDF files. Some may be links to external websites.

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Timeline of Modern Native Art History

This timeline provides important milestones in Modern Native American Art History. Art related events are accompanied by significant historic and cultural events that affected artists and their communities.

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Native American Art and Abstract Expressionism

This essay describes Native American artists Leon Polk Smith’s and George Morrison’s contributions to Abstract Expressionism.

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Key terms and art movements found in the exhibition explained using Action/Abstraction Redefined artworks.

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Selected Bibliography

A selection of sources exhibition catalog authors have used for their research. The publications provide more information on Modern Native American art.

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Action Abstraction Redefined on Art Bridges

Art Bridges creates and supports programs that expand access to American art in all regions across the nation. They have a section of their site devoted to Action/Abstraction Redefined.

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Action Abstraction Redefined Hardback Book.

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This is the first exhibit catalog analyzing modern Native American art. Hard cover, 144 pages, full-color, published by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 2018.