Traveling Collections

Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth 

Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth, is a mid-career survey of the work of Portland-based artist Wendy Red Star. An enrolled member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Tribe, Red Star works across disciplines to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society.  Drawing on pop culture, conceptual art strategies, and the Crow traditions within which she was raised, Red Star pushes photography in new directions—from self-portraiture to photo-collage and mixed media—to bring to life her unique perspective on American history.

The importance of family, the Indigenous roots of feminism, Crow mythology, the history of the Montana landscape, and the pageantry of Crow Fest are among the subjects that Red Star brings to life in this exhibition. With 38 works including an immersive full dome film, A Scratch on the Earth explores how boundaries between cultural, racial, social, and gender lines are reinforced in America, and how these lines blur across time and place.


Curated by Tricia Laughlin Bloom, PhD, Curator of American Art, The Newark Museum of Art, and Nadiah Rivera Fellah, PhD, Guest Curator

Major support for Wendy Red Star: A Scratch on the Earth provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Additional support provided by Loren G. Lipson, M.D., and The Marie and Joe Melone Exhibition Fund.

Tour schedule

Fall 2022/Winter 2024 – Available

Spring/Summer 2024 – Available

April 21, 2023 – September 3, 2023 – Columbus Museum of Art

February 11, 2022 through May 8, 2022 – San Antonio Museum of Art

For information on NMOA’s traveling exhibitions contact:

Millicent Matthews
Manager, Traveling Exhibitions
The Newark Museum of Art
973- 596- 6660