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Katsinam Distributing Gifts, ca. 1930
Fred Kabotie (Naqavo'ma; )

Arizona; Hopi
Gouache | Paper, H: 15 in, W: 21.75 in, Mat H: 22 in, Mat W: 28 in
Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White, 1937  37.222
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: This painting was originally titled "Hopi Katchina" (Patricia Boyd Wilson, untitled column, The Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 1967, 8, copy in accession file), also spelled Hopi Kachina (Ann Spencer, "As the Seasons Turn," The Newark Museum Quarterly 28, no. 2 [Spring 1977]: 23), but has recently been published as Kachinas Distributing Gifts in Zena Pearlstone, ed., Katsina: Commodified and Appropriated Images of Hopi Supernaturals UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2011, pp. 44-45. Hence, since the last title appears to be a recent elaboration not tied to the original acquisition, it seems appropriate then to finally chance the spelling to the generally accepted contemporary spelling Katsinam" (plural of Katsina). The new title to be, then, "Katsinam Distributing Gifts."
Alternate Title: Hopi Kachina

Exhibition History:
"Seeing America: Native Artists of North America", Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (2016 - ongoing).

"KATSINA/kachina: Tradition, Appropriation, Innovation", UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, (August 4, 2002 - March 23, 2003).