An Evening with Frank Buffalo Hyde

In conjunction with the special exhibition I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde the C.M. Russell Museum will host an artist tour and movie night with Frank Buffalo Hyde on July 21, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum galleries.


Frank Buffalo Hyde is an American artist born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of Onondaga and Nez Perce heritage. He grew up in central New York on the Onondaga Reservation and returned to New Mexico to attend the Santa Fe Fine Arts Institute and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Inspired by popular culture, Hyde’s artwork creates an opportunity for discussion about the world we live in, particularly in the digital age. Hyde’s artwork confronts stereotypes and challenges perceptions of contemporary Native American art.


The film Basquiat will be shown after the artist tour as this was an inspirational film for Frank Buffalo Hyde. He will discuss the ways in which this film and others have influenced his artwork. Basquiat is a 1996 Biography of the artist Jean-Michael Basquiat played by Jeffrey Wright. (Rated R, strong language and drug use). Basquiat was known for his graffiti art and neo-expressionist style. He was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and a pop icon.