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The History of chickasaw art

Chickasaw people have created ceramics, jewelry, carvings and woven crafts for centuries. The art created by Chickasaw people served a utilitarian or practical purpose. Today, Chickasaw artists create work to express individual identity, reference traditional cultural cosmology or as an instrument for transmission of cultural knowledge. Individual expression in contemporary art reinforces the Chickasaw artist’s identification and pride in our culture.

Fine Art Galleries

Chickasaw people have created ceramics, jewelry, carvings and woven crafts for centuries. The art created by Chickasaw people served a utilitarian or practical purpose. Today, Chickasaw artists create work to express individual identity, reference traditional cultural cosmology or as an instrument for transmission of cultural knowledge. Individual expression in contemporary art reinforces the Chickasaw artist’s identification and pride in our culture.

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Aaittafama' Room

Aaittafama' Room

The Aaittafama' Room is a beautiful space that houses rotating art collections expressive of our people’s history and culture.

Aapisa' Art Gallery

Aapisa' Art Gallery

Aapisa', meaning “a place to see” in our Chickasaw language, is home to fine art and rotating exhibits for our visitors to enjoy. The Aapisa' Art Gallery is a beautifully designed area with more than 1,200 square feet of exhibit space adorned with architectural details such as wood, copper and stone that is integrated throughout the campus. Located adjacent to the Welcome Center and Gift Shop, the Art Gallery is a convenient early stop on campus.

Upcoming Exhibits

  • All Day

    Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as...

    Feb. 5 - Sep. 3 Te Ata Exhibit
  • 10:00AM

    On display in the Aaittafama' Room Mar. 19 through Sept. 2, this new cross-cultural exhibit celebrates stylistic and cultural diversity within Native pottery-making and features historic Pueblo...

    Mar. 19 - Sep. 2 Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit