First Nations Artist Showcased and Teaching at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

On Display through September 15

Admission is free

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer showcases the artist’s highly acclaimed work. Gibson draws upon his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage to create a distinct visual vocabulary in works of art that explore his multi-faceted identity and the history of modernism. His abstract works also take inspiration from pan-Native American visual culture, alternative subcultures, and popular culture.

Materials used in the works on view include rawhide, tipi poles, sterling silver, wool blankets, metal cones, beads, fringe and sinew. Exploration of materials and striking patterned and textured works in the form of punching bags and wall hangings incorporate text from poems, Gibson’s own voice, and popular song lyrics.

Guided Exhibition Tours for Teachers and Students
Offered throughout the summer

Guided tours of MMoCA inspire students to discover new ways to look at and think about art. They encourage students to observe, question, think, respond, and reflect as they draw connections between visual art and their experiences and knowledge.

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer offers a unique opportunity to explore the work of this multi-disciplinary artist who is investigating the complexity of identity in contemporary society.

Information on requesting a guided tour is available on MMoCA’s website.

  • Tours are available Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm for groups of 10 to 60 students.  Please allow three weeks advance notice for a guided tour.
  • Tour subsidies for bus transportation are available on a limited basis.