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Installation shot
The Frank Day Exhibit at NMAI
February 15 through May 8, 1998
Frank Day (1902-76) painted more than 200 scenes depicting Maidu tribal history, ceremonies, and customs. A self-taught artist, Day's concern for the preservation of his people's cultural traditions inspired his highly-narrative and imaginative paintings.

"Memory and Imagination" was organized by the Oakland Museum of California, where it premiered in March 1997. The exhibition, catalog and national tour are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program, which is administered by the Fund for the Folk Culture.
  Additional support was provided by the California Council for the Humanities, the LEF Foundation, the Oakland Museum History Guild, and the Oakland Museum Art Guild.