The Five Most Essential Books About Indigenous Art
An artwork by Jeffrey Gibson on view in the US pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale.

The Five Most Essential Books About Indigenous Art

Art Featured

Indigenous arts of North America are expressions of deep cultural traditions as diverse as the lands with which they are inextricably linked. Here are five key texts that survey the subject.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

There are many important surveys of Native North American art, often organized geographically, and typically emphasizing historic art and material culture. But Hearts of Our People, the catalog for a resplendent exhibition organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2019, is a key introduction that emphasizes the contributions of women to Native art across time.

It surveys more than 115 artists from the United States and Canada over the span of a millennium, demonstrating women’s creative triumphs across medium, time, and place.

Click here to view original web page at The Five Most Essential Books About Indigenous Art