49 Minutes of Fame Artist Profiles

Read more about the twelve artists who participated in 49 Minutes of Fame—An Exhibition of Native Pop Art in 2021 at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery.

In 2021, we celebrated Native American Heritage month with an exhibition showcasing twelve Native American pop artists. 49 Minutes of Fame plays on a name for powwow after-parties and takes a capacious view of pop art. The show featured pop interpretations of traditional materials, artistic appropriations of popular mythologies, and artistic works that "pop" tired myths and stereotypes.

Participating artists included Roy Boney, Johnnie Diacon, Katie Dorame, April Holder, Chase Earles, Dustin Mater, Marlena Myles, Sarah Rowe, Nathaniel Ruleaux, Hoka Skenandore, Arigon Starr, and Micah Wesley. The exhibit was curated by Tom Farris of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and member of the Cherokee Nation and Otoe-Missouria tribe, and Todd Richardson, James R. Schumacher Chair of Ethics and University of Nebraska Omaha's Goodrich Scholarship Program professor. Public relations assistance was provided by Juli Oberlander, who prepared the individual artist profiles linked below.

Visit our 49 Minutes of Fame Virtual Gallery here!