Kay WalkingStick/Hudson River School
New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
On view from October 20, 2023 to April 14, 2024. Catalogue available.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Collection: 1970s —Present
Ongoing group exhibition in 2023, on view in the 2nd floor galleries, David Geffen Wing.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
(WalkingStick work on view in Gallery 915)

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
An exhibition exploring the topographic- the natural world & the corporeal and their interconnectedness
August 2022 to August 2024. Group exhibition.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Experience America
Ongoing group exhibition.

Shah Garg Foundation, New York, NY
Making Their Mark: Work from the Shah Garg Collection
Curated by Cecilia Alemani
November 2, 2023 to January 27, 2024

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Land Carrier Our Ancestors: Contemporary art by Native Americans
September 22, 2023
to January 15, 2024


Hyperallergic: Best of 2016 Our Top 15 Exhibitions across the United States, by Hrag Vartanian, December 29, 2016

The New York Times, The Week Ahead, A Survey of the Cultural Landscape: Art: "Kay WalkingStick's American History, Personal Journey," by Holland Cotter. Sunday, April 17, 2016, "A Cherokee Artist Wrestling with Grief, Colonialism, and False Dichotomies," by Elena Goukassian, April 6, 2016.

The Washington Post review of Kay WalkingStick's NMAI retrospective. "Kay WalkingStick, Painting her Heritage" by Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic. Published November 6th, 2015., "A Long Overdue Retrospective for Kay WalkingStick Dispels Native Art Stereotypes," by Menachem Wecker, December 4, 2015 (

Washington City Paper, Arts Desk, "At Museum of the American Indian, an Exploration of KayWalkingStick's Art," by Kriston Capps, November 15, 2015., "National Museum of the American Indian Presents 'Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist'," November 8, 2015

American Indian Magazine, "Kay WalkingStick: Passion and Place," by Kathleen Ash-Milby and Bradley Pecore, Volume 16, No. 3, Fall 2015.

A symposium "Seizing the Sky, Kay WalkingStick and the Redefinition of American Art," was presented on November 5th, 2015, in the NMAI on the Mall in Washington, DC.

This special symposium celebrates the opening of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the National Museum of the American Indian’s major retrospective of acclaimed Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick, which is on view through September 18, 2016. Seizing the Sky: Redefining American Art honors Kay WalkingStick and considers her renowned work as a launching point for a fresh perspective and dialogue about contemporary American art with speakers from diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. The program features distinguished scholars, artists, and curators Janet Berlo, Jessica Horton, Robert Houle, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Angela Miller, Kate Morris, Jolene Rickard, Lisa Seppi, and Paul Chaat Smith. Kathleen Ash-Milby and David Penney moderate. View the symposium videos on YouTube.

Below, a film from the exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC until Sept. 16, 2016. Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian's Media Group.

A Solo exhibition, "New Paintings," by Kay WalkingStick is currently on view at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St., New York, NY, November 19th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016, concurrent with the retrospective at NMAI.

EVENT: "Kay WalkingStick and Jeff Chang: A Conversation"

Jeff Chang author of "Who We Be: The Colorization of America" and executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and Kay WalkingStick will engage in a dialogue about contemporary American art and culture.

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW Washington, D.C. 20560
Saturday, February 6th, 2016.


Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Hunter Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN

The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Hales Gallery
547 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
tel: 646-590-0776

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