As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Tahnee Ahtone presents an email exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
Tahnee Ahtone is a museum director, curator, and strategic advisor for relationship-building through racial, gender, and social justice. She is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe.
Kiowa Murals Embody Kiowa Language, Culture, and Community
Born out of a request back in 1978 to preserve tribal culture, the murals demonstrate the important role of art for members of the Kiowa tribe.
What It Means to Curate for My Native American Community
Unlike other curators, my work involves collaborating with Native Sovereign nations, which brings up issues disregarded by US art institutions.