Douglas Dawson Gallery has been specializing in ancient and historic tribal art since 1983. Over the past thirty years the gallery has placed important ethnographic art in most major American museums and in many private collections in the greater Chicago area and around the nation. The gallery has mounted numerous thematic exhibitions of textiles, ceramics, metal work and sculpture representing traditional non-Western cultures from pre-Columbian America, Asia and Africa. The gallery welcomes enthusiasts new to the world of ethnographic art as well as museum curators and collectors already familiar with the rich and varied world of traditional tribal art. The gallery is located in the historic south Loop in downtown Chicago, directly across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and is open to the public.