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Homelands: Connecting to Mounds through Native Art

Opening January, 2025

Homelands: Connecting to Mounds through Native Art is co-curated by representatives from four Native Nations connected to Knox County: Cherokee Nation, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The two-year exhibition will open in January 2025 and feature contemporary works by 17 Native artists. 

Featured Artists

Lucy Alfaro (Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)
Atsei Cooper (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
Vivian Garner Cottrell (Cherokee Nation)
Landon Daigle (Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)
Johnnie Diacon (Mvskoke)
Betty Frogg (Cherokee Nation)
John Henry Gloyne (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians/Osage/Pawnee)
Aaron Lambert (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)
Eli Langley (Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)

Jane Osti (Cherokee Nation)
Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation)
Mary Smith (Muscogee)
Rhiannon Skye Tafoya (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians & Santa Clara Pueblo)
Dana Tiger (Mvskoke, Seminole and Cherokee descent)
Jerome Tiger (Mvskoke, Seminole)
Jon Tiger (Muscogee)
Loretta Williams (Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana)



Support for Homelands is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation and The Terra Foundation for American Art.

Lead sponsorship provided by

Henry Luce Foundation logo shows "Luce" in red text

Terra Foundation for American Art


Interested in sponsoring Homelands?

Contact Cat Shteynberg to explore partnership opportunities: or 865-974-6921

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