Jingle, Jingle

Jingle, Jingle

Judith Lowry, Maidu, Hammawi Band Pit River, Washoe, American, Scottish, Irish, Australian, b. 1948
Born: Washington D.C.
Work Locations: California
Hammawi Band Pit River or mountain or Maidu or Washoe or Scottish or Irish or European or Australian
United States
Acrylic on canvas
William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange

Judith Lowry (Hammawi Band Pit River/ Mountain Maidu/ Washoe/ Scottish/ Irish/ Australian), Jingle, Jingle, 1997. Acrylic paint on canvas; 69¾ x 46½ x 1¾ in. Denver Art Museum: William Sr. and Dorothy Harmsen Collection, by exchange, 2007.48. Photography courtesy of Denver Art Museum

height: 69 3/4 in, 177.1650 cm; width: 46 1/2 in, 118.1100 cm; depth: 1 3/4 in, 4.4450 cm; height: 60 in, 152.4000 cm; width: 40 in, 101.6000 cm
Native Arts
Indigenous Arts of North America

In Jingle, Jingle, Lowry confronts the greed and corruption that tribal casinos have brought to Indian communities. Her painting is not anti-gaming--she believes casinos are a legitimate exercise of native sovereignty--but rather a memorial to a cousin who was murdered after threatening to expose casino corruption. 

Exhibition History
  • "who stole the tee pee?"—National Museum of the American Indian, New York, 10/1/2000 - 1/21/2001