American Archaeology

American Archaeology

Read Douglas Dawson's Letter to the Editor " Illustrating A Double Standard" in american archaeology magazine

A Gallery Swap at Douglas Dawson and Rhona Hoffman

A Gallery Swap at Douglas Dawson and Rhona Hoffman

May - August 2015

Summer is known as group show season, but currently two veteran galleries are working together as a new 'group', teaming up to co-host a thematic exhibition of African fetish art that explores the complex role of fetish in traditional African culture...

Keeping Secrets: Editorial in Tribal Arts

Keeping Secrets: Editorial in Tribal Arts

April, 2015

Two important Chicago galleries will present the fruits of their collaboration to the public this spring. From April 24 – May 30, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery, which usually shows modern and contemporary art, will host Keeping Secrets: The Fetish in African Art. This special exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Douglas Dawson Gallery, which...

Modernist Roots: Review in ARTnews

Modernist Roots: Review in ARTnews

December, 2013

This elegant exhibition, subtitled "Ethnographic Influences on the Modernist Aesthetic," demonstrated the connections between tribal art and the modernist movement. The show's nearly three-dozen objects were organized in groups that recalled important exhibitions of the past, beginning with the 1914 show of African sculture that Alfred Stieglitz curated at his New York gallery, and conclueding with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "African Art, New York, and the Avant Gard," earlier this year. While objects from Africa...

Interview with Douglas Dawson: Chicago Gallery News

Interview with Douglas Dawson: Chicago Gallery News

30 years of tribal art

September, 2012

Douglas Dawson Gallery is a serene art destination hidden behind a steel entry wall off of Morgan St. in the heart of the city’s meat packing district. When you walk up the stone walkway under the cover of the wood trellis you are aware that you’re about to enter a gallery unlike any other in Chicago...

Animal Instinct: Review in ARTnews

Animal Instinct: Review in ARTnews

July 2012

Ranging from a huge wooden water buffalo-shaped coffin to a tiny seal shaped toggle carved from a walrus tusk, the objects in this show reflected human beings’ eternal fascination with animals. “Animal Instinct” featured more than 100 pieces from cultures in South America, Africa, Asia, and beyond and spanned more than 3,500 years...

Casa Grandes: Review in ARTnews

Casa Grandes: Review in ARTnews

November, 2006

Coinciding with the Art Institute of Chicago’s major summer exhibition “Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest,” this wonderful show highlighted ceramics from the Casas Grandes culture and its present-day Paquime in northern Mexico, this society flourished from around 1250 until about 1475. Though Casas Grandes ceramics...