On A National Scale

Mary B. Rogers photographed in Palm Beach, Florida c.1930's

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This new exhibit tells the story of Mary B. Rogers, Millicent Rogers' mother, and her advocacy for American Indian art. Shortly before Millicent Rogers' untimely death, Mary B. Rogers worked tirelessly with former Santa Fe Indian School art instructor Dorothy Dunn to organize a major exhibit of paintings by contemporary American Indian artists.

In 1953, they succeeded, and a show of over 115 works by 59 different artists went on exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. On a National Scale includes paintings from Millicent Rogers' personal collection that were included in the show, works purchased for the Millicent Rogers Museum (with the Mary B. Rogers fund for contemporary American Indian paintings), and archival materials that have never been exhibited.

Photo: Mary B. Rogers photographed in Palm Beach, Florida c.1930's

Eva MirabalArtists included in this exhibition are: Julian Martinez, Tonita Pena, Awa Tsireh, Fred Kabotie, Lois Smoky, Acee Blue Eagle, Joe Hilario Herrera, Helen Hardin, Eva Mirabal, Geronima Cruz Montoya, Quincy Tahoma, Harrison Begay, Allan Houser, Pop Chalee, and one unknown Arapaho Ledger Artist.