In these galleries you will find a changing series of images related to the indigenous cultures of North America, with a particular focus on urban indigenous cultures. This emphasis is to honor the region NACC is situated in (San Francisco, California), and is also an attempt to balance the large number of sites devoted to other indigenous regions of North America.
From the vast reaches of ‘prehistory’ to the present, Abalone galleries focus on a wide variety of eras. This will help interested teachers, students, indigenous people, and the general public form connections across thousands of years of art.
From Rock Art to digital art, indigenous artists have been remarkably consistent at embracing new art forms, materials, and technologies. Abalone Galleries showcase these diverse art forms.