Issues Background
Vol. 20, No. 1
Spring 2019
NMAI Spring 2019 Magazine Cover

On the Cover

Cloud Madonna is T.C. Cannon’s Native take on the Madonna of Christianity’s Virgin Mary. This Madonna wears a vibrant blue mantle, and instead of holding a baby Jesus, she walks with her life sustaining melon, a gift of the gods in the sunburnt desert. The water jar atop Cloud Madonna’s head serves as a halo, extending to the heavens. A major exhibit of T.C. Cannon’s work comes to the Museum in New York from April 6 to Sept. 16, 2019.

T.C. Cannon (1946–1978, Caddo/Kiowa), Cloud Madonna, 1975. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Charles and Karen Miller Nearburg. Promised gift to the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth, N.H. © 2019 Estate of T.C. Cannon.

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