News for Monday, February 9, 2015
2011-2012 Anne Ray Fellow Curates Smithsonian Exhibit
The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2011-2012 Anne Ray Fellow Nancy Marie Mithlo on the exhibition titled For a Love of his People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw at the National Museum of the American Indian. Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache) co-curated the exhibition with Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk). Mithlo writes:
Spanning some 50 years of life on the Southern Plains of Oklahoma (1920s-1960s), Poolaw’s photographs reveal the warmth of local family and community while also demonstrating the mobility and involvement of Native peoples nationally in events such as World War II and the advent of consumerism. Poolaw demonstrates the contemporaneous presence of American Indian communities in all aspects of American life as full participants in the nation’s history and character.
For more information on the exhibit, its accompanying catalog, and an excellent art review by New York Times art critic Holland Cotter, please visit Mithlo’s website.