RETURNING: Contemporary Works by Arapaho Artists

DECEMBER 3, 2021 - FEBRUARY 14, 2022

The Museum of Boulder is excited to collaborate with a group of Arapaho artists in the region to create a pop-up exhibit exploring the notion of indigenous artists coming back to their historical territory. RETURNING will feature the contemporary work of ten artists, with their individual perspectives displaying exclusive visual stories told in their personal styles. Robert Martinez, the Museum’s lead partner, notes that this is the first group contemporary Native art show featuring Arapaho artists in the area. RETURNING will open to the public on December 3, with the opening reception on the evening of December 2. 

Visit RETURNING anytime before it closes on February 14, 2022, but for a special experience, attend the opening reception from 5-7pm on December 2. Meet some of the artists featured in the exhibit and learn more about their process in an artist panel taking place at 5:30. The opening reception is included with $10 admission to the Museum and includes access to all exhibits. Become a member of the Museum to attend for free or purchase tickets at Some pieces on display will also be available for purchase throughout the run of the exhibit. Artists featured in the show include Robert Martinez, Brent Learned, Bruce Cook, George Levi, Jackie Sevier, Dallin Maybee, and Ron Howard. 

Elk hide drum, “Wolf,” by Bruce Cook 

“Native America the Beautiful” by Robert Martinez 

Geometric fringed bag by Jackie Sevier

“Arapaho Family” by George Levi
Proudly sponsored in part by Chautauqua, Boulder.