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

Provenance: A Forensic History of Art, installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2017.
  1. May 13, 2017 to Dec 8, 2018
Allen Stringfellow, Street Smarts II, ca. 1990s. Collage and watercolor on paper. Gift of John and Dorothy Gardner. 2014-8-1
  1. Aug 30, 2018 to Mar 23, 2019
Cuzco School (active Cuzco, Peru, 16th–18th century), Our Lady of the Remedies of La Paz, ca. 1750. Welcome Wall installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2018. Photo by Jessica L. Hung.
  1. Sep 12, 2018 to Dec 8, 2018
Welcome Wall
Kennedy Browne, Real World Harm (Act I), 2018. Still from 360º video for Oculus, 5 minutes. Courtesy of the artists © Kennedy Browne
  1. Oct 4, 2018 to Feb 9, 2019
John Clem Clarke (United States, b. 1937), Louis XIV, 1969. Lithograph on paper. Gift of George M. Irwin 1995-9-2.4
  1. Nov 2, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
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