Truman Lowe

Truman Lowe is professor emeritus of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2000 to 2008, he served as curator of contemporary art for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He has exhibited at such venues as the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, the National Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario, and the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College in Wisconsin. One of his large outdoor sculptures was included in an exhibit at the White House in 1998.

Feather Basket #2, 1994
willow, feathers, buckskin
60 x 48 x 24″
Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Feather Canoe, 1993
wood, feathers and wire
18 x 72 x 12″

Ojibwa Stream, 1992
Polished stainless steel and rocks
18 x 48 x 288″

Summer Camp, 1982
Wood, wire, rawhide and stones
19 x 19 x 19″

Thunder Bay I, 1997
5 x 24 x 4′

Wa-Du-Sheh (Bundle), 1997
Wood, paper, and leather
24 x 18 x 3′
Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Waterfall, 1999
6 x 6 x 12′


Wooden Pole Construction, 1983
Wood and leather
6 x 12 x 6′