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Native American Art

Santa Fe: Town or Country?

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Ever since my first visit to New Mexico in the 1970s, I've harbored a fantasy that my life would have a kind of Georgia O'Keefe final chapter.

Indigenous Performance Artist Will Experience 8 Hours Of Abuse In 'Redskin'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts

Earlier this summer, Washington, D.C.'s football team found itself at the center of a debate that seemed all but inevitable. It has for decades chosen...

Native American Artist Plans A Baseball Game For Napoleon Bonaparte

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

Growing up in Arkansas City, Kansas in the 1980s, artist Jamison Chas Banks experienced his fair share of American small town life. "It was all footba...

How China's Most Famous Grounded Artist Collaborated With A Navajo Man Thousands Of Miles Away

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

The idea was to raise the profile of a small Navajo art festival by roping in Ai Weiwei, the fiery Chinese dissident artist. And that's precisely what...

Artist Debunks Native American Myths With The Help Of His Drag Alter-Ego

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts

Artist Kent Monkman grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. On one occasion the young man of Cree ancestry -- like many kids his age -- wound his way into the ha...

Rare, Old Photos of Native American Women and Children

Paul Ratner | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Paul Ratner

Photographs from over a hundred years ago can open an amazing portal into the history. But photos don't tell the whole story, and so much of what happened back then is hard to stomach.

Photography Project Aims To Change The Way We See Native Americans

Posted 02.14.2014 | Arts

For the past year, Matika Wilbur has been traveling the United States in an effort to photograph every single Native American tribe in the country. Ca...

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

Reconnecting to Reality With Native Cultures

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

It's no coincidence that "native" is now becoming a trigger word in fashion and style. As modern life accelerates into a future that gets more virtual with every passing year, consumers are increasingly experiencing a sense of rootlessness.

Remembering Lakota Ways

Emil Her Many Horses | Posted 01.17.2013 | Religion
Emil Her Many Horses

Much of traditional Lakota culture was threatened in the early 1900s. After the Lakota people were placed on reservations in the late 1800s, the U.S. government forbade their language and ceremonial life.

Getting Lost at the Museum of Fine Arts

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

That's what I love about museums -- every artwork or display is a window into another place, another time or another way of thinking.

Native American Artifact Dealers Wary After Grave Sites Robbed

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 10.19.2011 | Denver

SANTA FE, N.M. -- It's been two years since swarms of federal agents burst into nearly two dozen homes scattered throughout the archeologically rich S...

Native Americans, Brooklyn-Style: Family-Friendly, Deeply Informative "Tipi" Show

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Nancy Rosoff, co-curator of the Brooklyn Museum's "Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains," in front of Lyle Heavy Runner's "Blackfeet Tipi," 2010, commi...