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'Cowgirls And Indians' Art Exhibit Combines Traditional Native American Imagery With Pop Culture

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Sarah Sense
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'Cowgirl and Clint Eastwood with Guns' by Sarah Sense (2018)

Sarah Sense used to spend her summers visiting her grandmother on the Chitimacha Reservation in Louisiana, learning the tribe's basket weaving traditions. Today, Sense combines traditional Native American imagery with pictures of Hollywood cowboys and other elements of pop culture. Her exhibit, Cowgirls and Indiansis showing at the Boise Art Museum (BAM) through November. We talk with Sarah Sense about her inspirations and BAM executive director Melanie Fales about the decision to exhibit.

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