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May 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am – June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Minneapolis, MN
Lindsay Archuleta

President’s Circle Trip to Minneapolis

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists and Native Arts of Minnesota

Date: Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Admission: Priority given to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and President’s Circle. Please click here to reserve your spot.

Join fellow President’s Circle members and SAR President Michael Brown for a long weekend in Minneapolis to celebrate the opening of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).

Image above: Sisseton Dakota artist, Table cloth (detail), c. 1900; wool cloth, beads, brass, cotton; National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (12/814). Photo by NMAI Photo Services and courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA).

Co-curated by former SAR Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow, Santa Fe artist, and independent curator Teri Greeves (Kiowa) and Mia associate curator of Native American Art Jill Ahlberg Yohe, this is the first major thematic exhibition exploring the artistic achievements of Native women from all regions of North America. Drawn from Mia’s permanent collection and loans from more than 30 institutions and private collection, this exhibition will include some 115 artworks from ancient times to the present as well as two commissioned works: a tapestry made of wool depicting a snowy landscape by DY Begay (Navajo), who lives in Santa Fe and is a SAR supporter, and a contemporary version of a traditional Osage wedding coat by Anita Fields (Osage). Participants are invited to a curator-led private tour, afternoon symposium, and gala reception and dinner.

Other highlights

  • Curator’s briefing and tour of the vast Native American storage collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, which include approximately 1,000 objects related to the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota; and approximately 3,000 related to the Ojibwe. Also learn about the Native American Artist-in-Residence Program, not unlike the one at SAR.
  • See a small but select collection of astonishingly beautiful Mimbres pottery at the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum, designed by starchitect Frank Gehry, and enjoy other galleries that include paintings by Marsden Hartley from his travels to the Southwest as well as a phenomenal Korean art collection.
  •  After-hours reception at Bockley Gallery, which represents many blue-chip Native American artists; and visits to community-led galleries of contemporary Native American art
  •  Excursion to the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, a lovely museum in an Ojibwe community less than 2 hours north of the Twin Cities
  •  … plus an architectural history tour of Minneapolis and guided tour of the renowned Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To read more about the trip and to view a tentative itinerary (subject to change), please click here.


Double Accommodation
Price per person in a Room with a King or two Double Beds: $2,150*

Single Accommodation
Price per person in a Room with a King Bed: $2,445*

*Includes a $100 non-refundable tax-deductible donation to SAR.


  • 3 nights’ accommodation, including taxes
  • Full Buffet Breakfast daily, inclusive of tax and service
  • 2 lunches, 2 receptions and 3 dinners; wine and beer included at dinner
  • Curator-led tour, Symposium, and Opening Celebration including gala dinner at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Transportation by private deluxe coach as indicated in the itinerary, including one bottle of water a day per person
  • All tips for drivers, hotel staff, waiters, and servers for all included excursions, activities and meals
  • Guided tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and donations where required
  • Services of a Tour Director from Travel Muse
  • Accompaniment throughout by Michael Brown and two staff members from the School for Advanced Research


  • Airfare to and from Minneapolis
  • Airport transfers
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Tickets to music or theater performances
  • Beverages not otherwise mentioned
  • Items for personal use, including phone and fax charges, minibar, and laundry services