As part of a unique collaboration between the Minnesota Museum of American Art and Arts Midwest, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison launches this month at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.
The exhibition surveys the prolific career of George Morrison (1919–2000), a distinctive and well-loved Native American modernist whose works bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection and draw from his physical and spiritual homelands—speaking to both American urban settings and to the solitude of Northern Minnesota.
The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of this celebrated artist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, will tour to five venues across the United States:
- Plains Art Museum (Fargo, North Dakota);
- Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (New York, New York);
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, Indiana);
- Heard Museum (Phoenix, Arizona);
- and the Minnesota History Center (St. Paul, Minnesota).
The exhibition and its national tour are supported by corporate sponsor Ameriprise Financial and foundation sponsor Henry Luce Foundation. Major support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the generous contributions of individuals across the Midwest.