Hearts of Our People
Native Women Artists
- PUBLISHED: June 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Art History / Native American and Indigenous Art, Native American and Indigenous Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 344 Pages, 9 x 12 in, 400 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295745794
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists explores the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world. This landmark book includes works of art from antiquity to the present, made in a variety of media from textiles and beadwork to video and digital arts. It showcases artists from more than seventy-five Indigenous tribes to reveal the ingenuity and innovation that have always been foundational to the art of Native women. Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Hearts of Our People accompanies the first major exhibition of artwork by Native women, presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, honoring the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs—from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits, to a gleaming El Camino—show astonishing innovation and technical mastery.
Beautifully illustrated and enriched by the personal reflections, historical research, and artistic insights of leading scholars and artists in the field, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists pays tribute to the vital role and creative force of Native women artists, now and throughout time.
Authors & Contributors
Jill Ahlberg Yohe is associate curator of Native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Teri Greeves (Kiowa) is an independent curator.
This exhibition catalogue will be the definitive treatment of Native American art made by women. . . . With its large color illustrations, the volume is a pleasure to browse.- Choice
Ultimately Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is an important contribution to the field of Native art history, museum studies, and Native American and Indigenous studies. The catalogue’s diverse perspectives and platforms encourage closer looking and new modes of inquiry about Native art.- Women's Art Journal