Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Masked Heroes: Winged Beings


The virtual exhibition, Masked Heroes: Facial Coverings by Native Artists, is organized by themes based on subject matter and materials. Masks in the Winged Beings category feature bird, flying insect, and wing imagery or are made with feathers.

  • Pilar Agoyo
    Pilar Agoyo (Ohkay Owingeh/Cochiti/Kewa Pueblos), "Protection," cotton ripstop, printed cotton, plastic spikes, white grosgrain ribbon. Judge’s Choice: Kelly Church

Abstraction | Four-Leggeds | From the Water | Plant World | Two-Leggeds | Winged Beings



  1. Georgina medina on

    I just want to raise my hands to all of you and commend everyone on their artistic abilities. Lots of creativity and passion went into these. GREAT JOB!!! (W.A. Tulalip Tribal member) Osium (thank you 🤲)

  2. Cara Whiting on

    If the exhibit is viewed on a android device the description covers the mask !! Difficult to see the whole display. Is it different on a computer?

    • If you click on the image, the text will disappear. Also, you can access completely images from the links under the artists’ names on the main page.

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