This exhibit tells the story of Mary B. Rogers, Millicent Roger's mother, and her advocacy for American Indian art.
Shortly before Millicent Rogers' untimely death, Mary B. Rogers worked tirelessly with former Santa Fe Indian School art instructor Dorothy Dunn to organize a major exhibit of paintings by contemporary American Indian artists. In 1953, they succeeded, and a show of over 115 works by 59 different artists went on exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C.
"On a National Scale" includes paintings from Millicent Rogers' personal collection that were included in the show, works purchased for the Millicent Rogers Museum with the Mary B. Rogers fund for contemporary American Indian paintings, and archival materials that have never been exhibited.
Shown at left: [detail] Bear Hunt by Joe Hilario Herrera
Shown at right:
12 American Indian Artists, including San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez and Santa Fe Indian School art instructor Dorothy Dunn, receiving awards from the French government