Harry Fonseca, Creation Story


Creation Story by Harry Fonseca is an acrylic on canvas made especially for the 2004 inauguration of the new building of the National Museum of the American Indian and still hangs in the same place since its opening. At almost 18-feet wide, this monumental work depicts the stories of Fonseca’s Maidu ancestors while also celebrating the act of creation. Learn more about this masterpiece with Kevin Gover (Pawnee), the Under Secretary for Museums and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution.

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