Ben Aleck’s work is included in the exhibit “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” on display until une 3, 2022 at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum.
Ben Aleck’s work is included in the exhibit “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” on display until une 3, 2022 at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum.
CARSON CITY — Contemporary art exhibition “Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” will be on display through June 3, 2022, at the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. 

Curator Melissa Melero-Moose announced the new exhibition, which opened last week in the museum’s Great Basin Native Artists Gallery.

“Inheritance: Basketry and Art of the Great Basin” displays pieces by invited artists from the Great Basin Native Artists Collective founded by Melero-Moose, (Fallon Paiute/Modoc); the Great Basin Native Basket Weavers Association; and the permanent collection of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum.

“This basketry exhibition will cover an array of mediums from miniature woven willow cradleboards and basket hats to paintings and drawings,” Melero-Moose said, “all showing how basketry is interwoven into the Indigenous consciousness from generations before and generations to come.” 

Among the featured artists in this new exhibition are Ben Aleck, Leah Brady, Loretta Burden, Rebecca Eagle, Sandra Eagle, Karma Henry, Micqaela Jones, Everett Pikyavit, Roger Salas, and Tanaya Winder.

The Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum, 1 Jacobsen Way in Carson City, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and closed on state and federal holidays.

 For more information, contact Bobbi Rahder, museum director, at 775-687-7606, or brahder@nic.nv.gov, or visit the website StewartIndianSchool.com. 

For more information about the Great Basin Native Artists Collective, visit GreatBasinNativeArtists.com.