Honoring 50 Years of Papunya Tula Painting

Now through 4/14/2024 | Seattle Art Museum

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50,000 years of Indigenous knowledge were largely ignored until 1971, so elders in the central deserts of Australia began to paint. Their results are both contemporary and ancient, encouraging outsiders to see their country as full of eternal vitality. SAM’s selection will cover the last 50 years of this flourishing movement by the oldest living culture on earth.


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