The Hand of Native American Women, Visible at Last

The role of women art-makers in Native communities has gone widely ignored. Now a bold museum show, by and for these women, is shining a light on 1,000 years of their art.

This remarkable exhibit – which was carefully developed with input from an all-female advisory panel of Native artists and experts of Indigenous art – is touring the US over four locations this summer. The exhibit features works from over 50 cultures and communities in North America, dating from ancient times to the present and made in a variety of media, including sculpture, video and digital arts, photography, textiles, and decorative arts.

“Native women are powerful. We are also modern, and we want to be represented against all the other cultures of the world. We are here.”

–Cara Romero, Chemehuevi photographer

Read the full story: New York Times
Image credit: Christi Belcourt (Métis),The Wisdom of the Universe (detail), 2014, acrylic on canvas; Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto

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