By Deanna Lane, 20 April, 2024

Walking into the Seattle Art Museum to experience this once in a lifetime retrospective was emotionally gut wrenching. It was hard not to see think "what took so long!" In the 60 years that Jaune Quick to-See has been creating art it took until 2022 for the Whitney to feature the first solo retrospective of a Native artist. That collection eventually made its way to Seattle as a traveling exhibition for an Salish artist that hails from the Flathead reservation in Montana.

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