Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Distinguished Gentleman from Colorado

The Renaissance-man tradition in American politics didn't die with Thomas Jefferson, it seems. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a Native American Republican senator from Colorado has been honoured by the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. His artwork is on display at the Museum, which opened last week. According to Slate's account, the exhibit draws attention to the acclaim with which his work has received: Nighthorse was among 20 artists selected by Arizona Highways magazine for a contemporary jewelry issue.