22-Wah-Du-Sheh (Bundle)

Wah-Du-Sheh (Bundle), 1997. Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk), b. 1944. Wood, paper, and leather. Museum purchase, 2009 (26/7724).

Born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk, b. 1944) earned a degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Lowe, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has also served as curator of contemporary art at NMAI.

Lowe’s work has been shown at venues including the White House’s Twentieth Century American Sculpture exhibition, Minneapolis Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, and the Eiteljorg Museum. He is the subject of the book Woodland Reflections: The Art of Truman Lowe, written by Jo Ortel (2004).

Stick Art with Truman Lowe
Sunday, September 26, 2010

Working with sticks and patterns drawn from objects in the museum’s galleries, participants created a collaborative sculptural work with sculptor and former museum curator of contemporary art Truman Lowe.

Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection
9.25.10—8.7.11

The National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI on the National Mall | Washington, DC