Arthur Short Bull Presentation & Exhibit

Sunday, June 8, 2 pm

Lecture, Guided Tour of Art Exhibit, and Reception            Flier

Arthur Short Bull

Native American Art Exhibit featuring the work of Arthur Short Bull, Oglala Lakota Watercolorist, showing at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, June 8 through June 14, 2014.

Arthur Short Bull will be showing his work in an art exhibit at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site in June 2014. The schedule begins with a lecture followed by a tour of the exhibit guided by Short Bull in which he will answer questions posed by guests.  The Friends of Kaw Heritage will honor Short Bull in a reception after the tour.  This event is open to the public and should be of interest to artists, patrons of the arts, and those who are interested in Native American art and history.

The exhibit schedule is:

Sunday, June 8 – 2:00 – 3:30 or later - Reception, Lecture, Guided Q&A Tour, Open to Public

Wednesday, June 11 - 1:00 pm-4pm – Exhibit Open to the Public

Thursday, June 12 - 1:00 pm-4pm – Exhibit Open to the Public

Friday, June 13 - 1:00 pm-4pm – Exhibit Open to the Public

Saturday, June 14 - 1:00 pm-4pm – Exhibit Open to the Public - Exhibit Closes


Arthur is deeply involved utilizing his Wounded Knee series of paintings and poems as a vehicle to promote Lakota culture and history.  He continues to develop this series as an educational tool to reach out to the Native community, primarily the youth, to increase their knowledge of Native history, especially in regards to Wounded Knee.  In 2010 Short Bull was a panelist at the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Awards in Washington, D.C.


Silent WalkerIn 2012 Short Bull was the artist-in-residence at the Canyon of the Ancients national Monument in the four-corners area.



Short Bull’s work appears in collections throughout the United States and Europe.  He shows his paintings in various art markets throughout the year across the country.  In addition to his American Indian-themed works, he also paints Rocky Mountain landscapes and wildlife witches from watercolors to acrylics at times.  Interested parties may view his work on his website

This event is co-sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc.  Connect with us!

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