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The Minneapolis Institute of Art opens the first-ever museum exhibit for art by Native American women | News | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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The Minneapolis Institute of Art opens the first-ever museum exhibit for art by Native American women

No other museum has devoted an exhibit to Native American women's artwork until now

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has taken a major leap forward with their latest large-scale exhibit of artwork created entirely by Native American women.

This innovative new exhibit bears the title “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” and features the work of more than 115 artists, carefully curated by the Native Exhibition Advisory Board.

“This first major exhibition of artwork by Native women honors the achievements of over 115 creators 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.” – Minneapolis Institute of Art

Although it seems impossible, no other museum has devoted an exhibit to Native American women’s artwork until now. Previous exhibits of art largely crafted by native women have infamously omitted names from piece descriptions, leaving relevant artists in the dark and historic figures out of the spotlight. This groundbreaking exhibit aims to make good on the art sphere’s exclusionary history with a beautiful selection of varied artistic creations in an assortment of styles and disciplines. From painted realism to sophisticated fashion, the exhibit features art in all forms.

“One of the most fun pieces in the exhibit is a pair of heels by the Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock artist Jamie Okuma, who is showing her Adaption II shoes from 2012.” – The Guardian

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