March 12, 2012

Museum of Arts and Design Cites Beyond Buckskin

Cool news: The New York-based Museum of Arts and Design (aka MAD) used the online exhibit (that I curated for MoCNA on the history of Native fashion at the Institute of American Indian Arts) as part of their Teacher Resource Packet. They also used Beyond Buckskin as a source! Super cool.

The Packet focuses on their recent exhibit, Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design, and includes topics for discussion and activities intended to introduce the key themes and concepts of the exhibition.

The section where I'm cited focuses on the textile designs of Lloyd Kiva New (pictured left) - and it is great that they included this important Cherokee figure in their look at American modernism (significant Native artists are often omitted from American art history).

Hmm, it appears that Beyond Buckskn is gaining some scholarly clout.

Click here to check out the entire packet. And click here to check out the online exhibit, The History of Native Fashion at IAIA: Creative Adaptations of Age-Old Practices, Rebellious Fashion Statements, and Powerful Performances of Indianness.