Spirit Red was published in conjunction with the 2009 exhibition celebrating the gift of Rennard Strickland’s significant collection to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. The diverse collection of Native American art was acquired over five decades and includes more than 200 works representing some of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century through the present. The donation was made in memory of his mother, Adell Tucker Strickland. Essays by Rennard Strickland address the collection, his personal family history, and his relationships with the artists as a fellow member of the Native arts community.
Professor Strickland, an internationally recognized law professor and legal historian, currently serves as senior scholar in residence at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is considered a pioneer in the introduction of Indian law into university curriculum. He has written and edited more than 35 books and frequently is cited by courts and scholars for his work as revision editor-in-chief of the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. Additionally, he is the founding director of the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy at the University of Oklahoma. He was formerly Adjunct Curator of Native American Art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Professor Strickland, an Oklahoma citizen, is a descendant of Osage and Cherokee heritage.
$20.00, paper, ISBN: 978-9717187-5-3
124 pages, 12 x 9
109 Color illustrations, 5 B&W