During his brief career, this Caddo and Kiowa painter, poet and musician blazed a new path for American Indian art and captured the energy and conflict of the 1960s and 1970s. His influence on Indigenous art is finally gaining recognition in an illuminating travelling exhibit now showing at the Museum in New York from April 6 through Sept. 16, 2019.
Art & Culture
The REDress Project of Métis artist Jaime Black speaks for the hundreds, possibly thousands, of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or disappeared during the past four decades. The red dresses fluttering at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere are an eerie reminder of a prevalent violence.
When Porfirio Gutierrez returned to his home village near Oaxaca, he found his family and other local Zapotec weavers struggling to maintain their traditional techniques and still address the demands from external markets. Using the financial experience he gained from two decades in the United States, he is helping them adapt and preserve the old ways.
After jamming together at the Survival of First Voices festival, the jazz group the Delbert Anderson Trio and the hip-hop performer Def-i are touring as DDAT, in a new musical style.
In dedicating a Mimbres-style funerary bowl to the victim of Nazi genocide, the Canadian artist evokes echoes of inhumanity that span millennia.
A new exhibition of Native art at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center is introducing the holdings of the National Museum of the American Indian to a whole new audience and showing how new ideas continue to grow from old traditions.
Art Basel Miami is one of the premier global contemporary art fairs, but the only Indigenous artists on the program were the ones asking why so many others were absent.
Reclaiming the Landscape Supernatural beings inhabited the mountains around California’s Cahuilla Indians before settlers renamed the land. Lewis deSoto’s installations are recovering the ancient memories.
Cuba is picturesque everywhere, but most visitors trek to the more accessible western end of the island – Havana and the nearby white-sand beaches, the historic bay and its boardwalk (malecón). This is the tourist mecca of colonial architecture and burgeoning arts, old time cars in a modern metropolis.
During the wave of 1970s activism that produced the occupations of Alcatraz, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wounded Knee, Indigenous people learned the power of media to convey their message to the world. The first Native film festivals emerged to present nascent Native moviemaking. From a start in San Francisco in 1975, these conclaves have burgeoned into major forums allowing Native peoples to tell their own stories in their own voices.