Response Wall
Indian Boy Project by Melanie Yazzie


Melanie Yazzie, Indian Boy Project, 1996. Ink on paper. Gift of James Treat. 2017-13-4.
Melanie Yazzie, Indian Boy Project, 1996. Screenprint. Gift of James Treat. 2017-13-4.


On view
Oct 5, 2018 to Nov 1, 2018
Lower Level, Lobby

Art responds to the world
You respond to the art
KAM responds to you

Here the Navajo (Diné) artist Yazzie combines elements of Native imagery: an elementary school art lesson, a cartoon, photographs, and a tourist map of Arizona, which includes the Navajo reservation town of Ganado, where the artist was raised.

How do we depict Native American history in a way that accounts for diverse ways of knowing?

What Native imagery speaks in meaningful ways today?

Learn how to suggest a future Response Wall feature.

See works by Melanie Yazzie in the Online Collection.

Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl

Melanie Yazzie (United States, born 1966)
Indian Boy Project, 1996

Gift of James Treat 2017-13-4

A round black pillow with white lettering like you'd see on a sorority sweatshirt that says "Protect Black Spaces". The outside of the pillow is wreathed in flowers and leaves. it hangs on a white wall.
  1. Sep 24, 2022 to Dec 10, 2022