Elizabeth Nyumi Nungurrayi, Parwalla, 2000, acrylic on canvas. Gift of Will Owen and Harvey Wagner; 2009.92.81. © Copyright Agency. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2019.

This selection of works from the Hood‘s Owen and Wagner Collection of Aboriginal Australian Art explores a series of relationships between spouses, siblings, parents, and children, as well as those bonded by shared lands or experiences. Family ties run deep in Indigenous Australian art. And yet, for Indigenous Australians, the concept of kinship is more than simply genetic: it is the basis for a complex cosmology that unites all things in the universe. Curated by Henry Skerritt.

Courtesy of the Hood Museum of Art

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