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Temporary Exhibit – Crafting an Image: Trade Posts and Native American Art

Trading posts were marketplaces where people could go to purchase a myriad of items, from furs to food to rugs. They were a quintessential part of Native trade in the 20th century, particularly when it came to Native art. They shaped the projects of many artists and artisans, urging them to create for the wider American public in ways that they hadn’t done previously. What happened to these trading posts? And what happened to Native arts as a result?

This Exhibit runs until March 1, 2021