Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, this first major exhibition of artwork by Native women honours 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 – and to a gleaming El Camino – show astonishing innovation and technical mastery.
More than 117 works 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. Objects are from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s permanent collection and loans from more than 30 institutions and private collections, the works are from communities representing all regions of Native North America.