Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

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Tsimshian artist. Headdress frontlet, British Columbia, ca. 1820–40 Wood, Abalone Shell, Pigment, And Metal 7 X 6 X 1/2 In. (17.8 X 15.2 X 1.3 Cm) © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of Native American Art, Promised Gift of Charles and Valerie Diker
Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

1000 Fifth Ave.
10028-0918 New York
October 4th, 2018 - October 6th
Opening: October 4th, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

(212) 535-7710
Sun-Thu 10-5:30; Fri-Sat 10-9


This landmark exhibition in the Museum's American Wing will showcase 116 masterworks representing the achievements of artists from more than fifty cultures across North America. Ranging in date from the second to the early twentieth century, the diverse works are promised gifts, donations, and loans to The Met from the pioneering collectors Charles and Valerie Diker. Long considered to be the most significant holdings of historical Native American art in private hands, the Diker Collection has particular strengths in sculpture from British Columbia and Alaska, California baskets, pottery from southwestern pueblos, Plains drawings and regalia, and rare accessories from the eastern Woodlands.


The exhibition is made possible by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, the Enterprise Holdings Endowment, and the Walton Family Foundation.

The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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