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Artist Spotlight Tour: Cole Redhorse Taylor

Saturday, June 22 | 1:00 PM

Artist Spotlight Tour: Cole Redhorse Taylor

Cole Redhorse Taylor, Mdewakanton Dakota, Prairie Island Indian Community

Exodus and Diaspora, 2023. Acrylic and mixed media, approx. 40 × 60 in. (101.6 × 152.4 cm) folded; 63 × 60 in. (160 × 152.4 cm) overall. Courtesy of the artist. © Cole Redhorse Taylor


Artist Spotlight Tour with Cole Redhorse Taylor

Saturday, June 22 at 1pm  Included with admission: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors & Military, Free for 21 & Under, Free for Members


Join us for an Artist Spotlight Tour with Cole Redhorse Taylor on Saturday, June 22 at 1pm. The mixed media artwork, Exodus and Diaspora, is on view as part of current exhibition Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers. This event is free and all are welcome.


Cole Redhorse Taylor is a distinguished artist belonging to the Mdewakanton Dakota tribe and the Prairie Island Indian Community. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Cole's artistic repertoire is diverse, encompassing mediums such as drawing, painting, beadwork, and quillwork. His work seamlessly blends contemporary and traditional styles, reflecting a profound connection to his heritage.


Cole draws substantial inspiration from the artwork of his ancestors, which he admires not only for its beauty and dynamism but also for its functional significance in everyday life. Additionally, he is deeply influenced by the contributions of contemporary Native artists, both those who preceded him and his current peers, fueling his creative expression and commitment to cultural storytelling through art.


Learn more about the artist: coleredhorsetaylor.com


Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe), Northrop Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, with Christopher Pexa (Bdewákaŋtuŋwaŋ Dakota, Spirit Lake Nation), Associate Professor of English, Harvard University. Dreaming Our Futures is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, the Department of Art History, the Office for Public Engagement, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota.


Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers is organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Kate and Stuart Nielsen, and the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts.

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