I am often skeptical of protest art behind glass, yet I still cannot deny the pleasure of experiencing politically charged artworks in a venue making the effort.
The museum’s collection now includes a mixed-media garment by Jeffrey Gibson and an aluminum signage piece by Edgar Heap of Birds.
With public art pieces, biting political, text-based work, and more intimate abstract paintings, this small exhibition illuminates Heap of Birds’s expansive career.
The outcry over Sam Durant’s sculpture at the Walker Art Center has provoked reflections on past memorials for the US–Dakota War, and how Dakota Nation voices continue to be ignored.
Where are the indigenous stories, communities, and artists within “American” contemporary art?