Off the Reservation

Titles Off the Reservation (or Minnesota Nice) (Formal Title)
Description Oil painting on canvas by Jim Denomie, 2012. Purchased from the 2012 "Ded Unk'unpi - We Are Here" exhibit. In his artist statement, he writes, "During my years in public education I began seeing that much of our history was not taught in school. From this experience I have been inspired to create works that speak of these historical events ignored in public education. In this piece I felt it important to express some of the facts on the events of the Dakota/U.S. war that most residents of Minnesota don’t even know about. While doing research and creating the imagery many emotions arose… anger, pain. I decided not to diffuse these feelings with humor or color as I normally do in many of my historical works. This painting is left raw; the tension visible through both subject matter and color. I allowed myself the emotions that come with this painful history."
Quantity 1 painting
Format Content Category: paintings
Medium/Materials: oil
Primary Support: canvas
Colorization: color
Measurements 72 inches height
96 inches width
Creation Artist: Denomie, Jim
Subjects U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Dates Creation: Exactly 2012
Credit Line From the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, St, Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Holding Type Art
Identifiers AV2012.6.1 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Kerry Morgan on November 6, 2018 05:30:02 PM
    Hello, I am giving a paper at a conference at the University of Kansas that mention's Jim Denomie's "Off the Reservation," and I would like to use a high resolution digital image. Would you be able to send one to me? This is only for use in a public presentation and not for reproduction. Thanks very much.

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