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  • Dyani White Hawk, Untitled (Quiet Strength I), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 42 × 42".

    Dyani White Hawk, Untitled (Quiet Strength I), 2015, acrylic on canvas, 42 × 42".

    “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists”

    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

    There was much to commend in “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” a survey of one thousand years of art by Indigenous women through 125 works. The exhibition didn’t rely on the usual curatorial model, in which non-Native curators assemble Indigenous art based on geographic or formal affinities, sometimes with a small group of Indigenous advisers to legitimize their efforts. At the Minneapolis Institute of Art, curators Jill Ahlberg Yohe and Teri Greeves, the latter a Kiowa artist, worked with nineteen advisers, the majority of whom were Indigenous artists, curators, and scholars. Their

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