Current Exhibition: Super Indian
The Denver Art Museum
October 1, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Featuring more than 40 rarely seen, monumental paintings and lithographs by the renowned 20th century artist Fritz Scholder (1937–2005), this exhibition is the first to explore how Scholder blended figurative and pop art influences to create colorful, compelling and revolutionary images.
The Phoenix Art Museum
February 26, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Organized by the Denver Art Museum, Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980 brings together works from multiple private and public collections, including the Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by scholars, artists and collectors.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
June 23, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Overland Park, KS
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA) has one of the top internationally acclaimed collections of emerging and established artists today.
POP! - Popular Culture in American Indian Art
The Heard Museum
In POP! Popular Culture in American Indian Art, pop culture and innovation collide with traditional art forms and cultures in artwork
that reflects contemporary issues and imagery in an often comedic, tongue-in-cheek way.
The California Hall of Fame Inductees - 2009
The California Museum
Stars of arts, education, business and labor, science, sports, philanthropy and public service that exemplify the best of
California and will continue to inspire generations to come.
Fritz Scholder - Indian/Not Indian
NMAI on the National Mall
In addition to paintings, prints and sculpture from the Indian series, "Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian" assembles
color-drenched landscapes, dream-like evocations of shamanism and the occult, erotic portrayals of powerful women and
bravura renderings of flowers, butterflies and other natural forms. A number of the featured paintings are the first
created in a series and thus, especially useful guideposts to the artist’s intentions.
Fritz Scholder - An Intimate Look
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
Santa Fe, NM
The paintings, prints and sculptures, give the viewer a sense of Fritz Scholder through an investigation into who he was
as a human/ artist/ shaman/ martyr. This legacy of work is rich in color and expression. His world is a place of paint
and personage like no other, with paintings, realities, passions and pursuits of knowledge where few tread.
Recent News and Events
Fritz Scholder has been inducted into the 2009 California Hall of Fame. The California Hall of Fame inductees come from all walks of
life and embody California’s innovative spirit. Twelve to thirteen remarkable individuals have been inducted each year since 2006.
Fritz was inducted alongside Carol Burnett, Andrew Grove, Hiram Johnson, Rafer Johnson, Henry J. Kaiser, Joan Kroc, George Lucas,
John Madden, Harvey Milk, Danielle Steele, Joe Weider and General Chuck Yeager.
"So think for a moment what you would have to do to stand out in a state of 37 million people. Think of how high you would have to
dream, how long you would have to stay at your dream, how much perseverance you would have to have, how much courage you would have
to have, and just plain chutzpah. You'd have to go out and do what your heart and mind ordered you to do."
2006 Induction Ceremony