Art and Museum Essays

“Dakota Primetime: This is Your Life,” in Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe, eds. Kathleen Ash-Milby and Bill Anthes (Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian and Smithsonian Books, 2022), 115–119.

Mary Golda Ross: Aerospace Engineer, Educator, and Advocate” (with Dr. Emily Margolis). Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (online), 11 February 2022.

“Truth and Consequences: The Teachings in the Basketry of Gail Tremblay.” Essay for Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay (Portland, OR: Froelick Gallery, 2021), 8-13.

“We Are Not Separate from Our Communities: LGBTQIA+ Pride and Two-Spirit People,” Smithsonian Voices (online), 23 June 2021.

“Commentary: Primary Text.” The Journal of Modern Craft 14, No. 1 (March 2021): 79-81.

“Embodying Indigenous Identity and Place.” Exhibition essay for Crafting America: Artists and Objects, 1940s to Today at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press). Publication date: 2021.

“Art as Indigenous Presence and Resistance: The Work of Mike Patten, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Neil Ambrose-Smith, and C. Maxx Stevens.” Exhibition essay for Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ (2020), 75-87.

“Memory, Landscape, Knowledge: The Clay Practices of Indigenous Artists” (with Sequoia Miller). Exhibition essay for Form & Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics at the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH (2020), 22-31.

“All That Remains.” Exhibition essay for All That Remains: Material Remembrances in Love and Loss. New Haven, CT: Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, 2013.

“Day of the Dead and Kokoi Tas.” Day of the Dead, Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, 2008. [In English and Spanish]

“Native Music.” Indian Summer Showcase, Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, 2007.

“Judith Lowry: Offerings of Solace and Strength.” Exhibition essay for Continuum 12 Artists. Washington, DC: National Museum of the American Indian, 2004.

Image: detail of Always Becoming by Nora Naranjo-Morse. National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC. Photo by Anya Montiel.


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