Past is Perfect in the Present Tense: Exhibiting Native America in Museums and Culture Centers
"The using two charts to demonstrate her theory, the first "Types of Native American art," offers a list of canonical Native artforms, the second, "The other types of Native American art," provides examples of art and/or Native objects created in genres often (if not always) ignored in academic discourse and research, creating a lack of representation given to these types of objects and ultimately the current issues confronting Native America. By offering alternative exhibit strategies, she concludes that Native America will be better appreciated and understood by the public at large when all Indigenous material culture is incorporated in public display"--P. vi-vii.
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