Truman Lowe

Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk, 1944–2019) was professor of art at UW–Madison from 1975–2010 and a curator of contemporary art for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian from 2000–2008. The Chazen acquired two of his works before his death in 2019. A newly acquired sculpture, Feather Tree, exhibited in the Chazen’s 1990 faculty show, will be installed in the center of gallery XVII (17). Additionally, the Chazen acquired several smaller Lowe works in wood and bronze, as well as works on paper, that will be on view in rotation.

The Art of Sustainability


Content courtesy of Chazem Museum of Art

Truman Lowe Portrait
tree in gallery

Feather Tree 

Southern pine, peeled willow sticks, stones, rawhide
144 x 104 x 96″

Alice Drews Gladfelter Memorial Fund purchase