Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists’

December 11, 2020

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation was a focus on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Ahlberg Yohe is the co-curator of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. At MIA, Ahlberg Yohe seeks new initiatives to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art.

Christina E. Burke is Curator of Native American Art at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK. Her work focuses on collaborative projects with Native artists, from collections research to exhibition and program development. She is interested in how Indigenous people record and present stories through visual, literary, and performing arts. She’s served on several boards including the Native American Art Studies Association (NAASA) and the Advisory Board for Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists.

Teri Greeves (Kiowa) is a contemporary beadwork artist, recognized for pictorial narrative works. Greeves is currently co-curator, with Jill Ahlberg Yohe, of Hearts of Our People, an exhibition of Native American women’s art.

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