Cannon was an important and influential Native American artist in the 20th century. He was killed in a car accident at 31 but his work still resonates. “Never shying from the complexity and nuance of identity politics, Cannon interrogated American history and popular culture through his Native lens and showed us that Native American history and culture are integral to the American experience,” says Karen Kramer, exhibition curator and PEM’s Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture.
We will be lucky to see his work locally at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem MA. The exhibit opens March 3rd and runs through June 10th.