• Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

    Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

    "The first major traveling exhibition and catalog devoted to the art of Jeffrey Gibson, who is of Mississippi Choctaw and Cherokee heritage. This mid-career survey focuses on work made since 2011, a pivotal and productive time when he fully developed his own visual language. Widely recognized as a unique and influential voice in both the contemporary art world and the Native American art world, Gibson blends aesthetics to create bold works that speak to both Native and non-Native audiences...Essays explore the role of alternative subcultures, craft, design, futurism, gender, indigenous, aesthetics, intertribal powwow culture, marginalization, materiality, personal biography, popular music, and postcolonialism in Gibson's exuberant and provocative paintings, mixed-media wall works, sculptures, and videos"

    Format: Book - 2018

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  • Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day

    Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day

    Gibson, Jeffrey

    Through painting, sculpture, installation, and film, Jeffrey Gibson brings together overlapping and conflicting cultures, histories, and aesthetics. Most recently he has explored notions of cultural and personal identity as they are communicated through aspects of adornment and dress. Highlighting his work from 2014 through 2018, including a series of garments and an original film that will debut as part of the accompanying exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, this volume offers fresh insight into Gibson's approach, which melds the artist's Native American heritage with popular culture. Curated by Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director of the Wellin Museum of Art, this selection of over fifty works features punching bags, paintings, beaded panels, and ceramics, among other works of art. An interview with Gibson by Adler and essays by Jane Panetta and Lowery Stokes Sims round out this beautiful book.

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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  • Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

    Beadwork Techniques of the Native Americans

    Sutton, Scott

    Combining detailed step-by-step photographs and illustrations, this books covers beadwork styles found among Native Americans on the western plains, including loom work, applique, and more.

    Format: Book - 2008

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

    Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians

    Akers, Donna

    Overview: Endeavoring to replace stereotypical images with a more accurate understanding of Native Americans, Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians explores the traditional lives of the Choctaw people, their history and oppression by the dominant society, and their struggles to maintain a unique identity in the face of overwhelming pressures to assimilate. The book begins with a historical overview of traditional Choctaw life, belief systems, social customs, and traditions. Moving to contemporary Choctaw communities, it looks at the modern-day Choctaw and the important issues they face. Separate chapters cover cuisine, social and kinship systems, oral traditions, arts, music, and dance, as well as current issues and tribal politics. Readers will see how many Choctaw people blend traditional beliefs with participation in and knowledge of the dominant society and economy, while continuing to speak and teach the Choctaw language and traditions in homes, churches, and schools.

    Format: Book - 2013

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Indian Art of the United States

    Indian Art of the United States

    Douglas, Frederic H.

    Format: Book - 1941

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art From the Diker Collection

    Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art From the Diker Collection

    Penney, David W.

    Accompanying a major exhibition, this stunning volume serves as an introduction to North American Indian art and a rare opportunity to see this comprehensive and superb private collection. A glorious testament to the infinite beauty, diversity, and historical significance of Native American culture, this book presents outstanding examples of art made by tribes across the North American continent. This aesthetically rich and inclusive collection offers a broad view of American Indian art, including sculpture from the Northwest Coast; ancient ivories from the Bering Strait region; Yup'ik and Alutiiq masks from the Western Arctic; Katsina dolls from the Southwest Pueblos; Southwest pottery; sculptural objects from the Eastern Woodlands; Eastern regalia; Plains regalia and pictographic arts; and Western baskets. David Penney's introduction and texts by other renowned experts offer insight into the visual and material diversity of the collection, providing a greater understanding of the social and cultural worlds from which these works came. This magnificent survey is both an invaluable resource and a visual pleasure.

    Format: Book - 2015

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World

    Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World

    "Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of the work of Jimmie Durham, this beautifully illustrated catalogue explores Durham's vital contributions to contemporary art since the 1970s, both in the US and internationally. Born of Cherokee descent, in 1940s Arkansas, Jimmie Durham takes up such issues as the politics of representation, histories of genocide, and citizenship and exile. This volume collects an array of Durham's sculptures, drawings, photography, video, and performance. It includes essays about Durham's material choices and their metaphoric potential; his participation in the NYC art scene in the 1980s; his use of language; and his ties to Mexico after living in Cuernavaca. An interview with Durham traces his involvement with the American Indian Movement and his self-exile from the US, which along with his essays and poetry, illuminate his life and work. This book provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Durham, arguably one of the most important artists working today."-- Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2017

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Native American Art and the New York Avant-garde: A History of Cultural Primitivism

    Native American Art and the New York Avant-garde: A History of Cultural Primitivism

    Rushing, W. Jackson

    Format: Book - 1995 First edition

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

    Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

    Format: Book - 2012

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Thinking Through Craft

    Thinking Through Craft

    Adamson, Glenn

    This volume provides an introduction to the varied concepts and theories of modern arts and crafts. The author writes about craft as a process or an approach -- not as things. He demonstrates the complex interdependencies of craft and art as well as "craft's" own conflicting historical tendencies. The author presents five aspects of "craft's" supposed second-class identity: supplementarity, sensuality, skill, the pastoral, and the amateur. Contrary to the implied second-class status of these themes, he suggests that these are in fact the things that make craft significant and unique. (7/24/2019 2:45:21 AM)

    Format: Book - 2007 English edition

    Holds: 1 on 1 copy

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