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Met stoops willingly to a new low in terms of pandering to an ethnic minority.

If they wanted a token American Indian they should have selected the late Fritz Scholder, whose pop art style images of Indians were reminiscent of the movie Easy Rider done in a palette worthy of Warhol. B3E2C6F9 8237 4DF8 8E97 9690D1765AF5

More contemporary artworks are coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Three months after unveiling a new commission inside exterior facade niches which have historically been empty, the museum has unveiled two monumental new works inside. On the walls of The Great Hall, visitors will now see two murals by Cree artist Kent Monkman. The Great Hall Commission is part of a new series of contemporary commissions at The Met which presents contemporary art in unexpected places around the Museum, inviting artists to create new works of art that establish a dialogue between the artist’s practice, The Met collection, the physical Museum, and The Met’s audiences.

Read more on untapped New York:

https://untappedcities.com/2019/12/18/the-met-unveils-new-giant-murals-inside-the-great-hall/

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Why Fritz Scholder Was One of Few Native Artists to Break into the American Mainstream 

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