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Title Shapeshifting : transformations in Native American art / Karen Kramer Russell [and 5 others] ; and contributions by Kathleen Ash-Milby [and 5 others]

Publ Info Salem, Mass. : Peabody Essex Museum ; New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2012, copyright 2012
 RIC  N6538.A4 S436 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  N6538.A4 S436 2012    AVAILABLE  Oversize
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  N6538.A4 S436 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
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Note Catalog of an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass., Jan. 14-Apr. 29, 2012
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Raising the bar / Karen Kramer Russell -- Expected evolution: the changing continuum / Bruce Bernstein -- Time-honored expression: the knowing of native objects / Joe D. Horse Capture -- A shore without a horizon: locating by looking anew / Jessica L. Horton -- Voicing: individuality, creativity, repetition, and change / Janet Catherine Berlo -- Famous long ago / Paul Chaat Smith
Note Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. This work challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing, expanding the imagination; knowing, expressing worldview; locating, exploring identity and place; and voicing, engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art
LC subject Indian art -- North America -- Exhibitions
Shapeshifting -- Exhibitions
Add Author Russell, Karen Kramer, 1971- author
Ash-Milby, Kathleen E., contributor
Peabody Essex Museum
ISBN 9780300177329 (Yale University Press : cloth)
0300177321 (Yale University Press : cloth)
9780875772233 (Peabody Essex Museum : pbk.)
0875772234 (Peabody Essex Museum : pbk.)