Joe Feddersen at the Pequot Museum

Joe Feddersen included in "Without a Theme" at the Pequot Museum

Without a Theme is an immersive display showcasing approximately 20 vibrant, large-format installations from seven premier North American artists. The exhibition will be housed in the Mashantucket Gallery until Nov. 2 and is included in general museum admission. "Without a Theme is an important concept behind this incredible contemporary collection," said Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder, curator, Pequot Museum. "We strategically immerse visitors in large, vibrant installations - letting the purpose, message and emotion of each piece move the individual. This is in mindful contrast to popular Native exhibits in which emphasis is placed on the artist's heritage, or on visual themes that don't necessarily convey modern Native life. Our focus on color and composition - rather than theme - allows the artists' connections to their community and their purpose to speak for itself." Exhibition pieces are composed of acrylic, mixed media, glass, sterling, and organic materials. Featured artists include:


Jeff Kahm, Saskatchewan, Canada

Bob Haozous, New Mexico

Allan Houser, Oklahoma

Courtney Leonard, New York

Isaac Dial, Utah

Russel Frye, New Mexico

Joe Feddersen, Washington


Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

110 Pequot Trail, P.O. Box 3180

Mashantucket, CT 06338-3180

March 3, 2017