Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

   2019 – 2021
   Minneapolis Institute of Art; Frist Museum; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Philbrook Museum of Art

Installation view of "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" at Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2019. Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Artists Included:
Carla Hemlock, Ramona Sakiestewa

This landmark exhibition is the first major thematic show to explore the artistic achievements of Native women. Hearts of Our People includes 82 artworks dating from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork, to sculpture, time-based media and photography. At the core of this exhibition is a firm belief in the power of the collaborative process. A group of exceptional Native women artists, curators, and Native art historians have come together to generate new interpretations and scholarship of this art and their makers, offering multiple points of view and perspectives to enhance and deepen understanding of the ingenuity and innovation that have always been foundational to the art of Native women.

On loan from the Foundation are contemporary textile artworks by Carla Hemlock and Ramona Sakiestewa.

Hearts of Our People is organized by Minneapolis Institute of Art and will travel to the following venues:

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