Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947–1992

October 3, 1999–February 6, 2000
New York, NY

This exhibition features the works of German–Tlingit artist Robert James Schoppert (1947–1992), one of the most prodigious and influential Alaskan artists of the 20th century. Organized by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and the Anchorage Museum Association, the show includes more than fifty examples of the many styles in which he worked. As a visual artist, poet, and essayist, Schoppert was an eloquent spokesperson for Alaskan Native artists, and indeed, for artists everywhere.