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For the people living on the Navajo reservation, the artwork of Dr. Chip Thomas serves as a reminder of the beauty and fortitude that remains at the core of the community. Photograph by Tom Fowlks
Chip Thomas, a physician and street artist who has lived on the Navajo Nation for three decades, shares the stories of his indigenous neighbors with large scale murals in cities from Oakland, California, to Phoenix, Arizona. His work under the name Jetsonorama has drawn attention to the impact of uranium mining on the Navajo people. This story was produced by KQED Arts in San Francisco.
Robert Houle drawing in his Wellesley Street East apartment in Toronto, 1981, photograph by the Globe and Mail, Toronto, archive of the artist. #ArtCanInstitute #CanadianArt
Robert Houle, Muhnedobe uhyahyuk (Where the gods are present) (Matthew), 1989, oil on canvas, one of four paintings, each 244 x 182.4 x 5 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. #ArtCanInstitute #CanadianArt