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Close Look: “Native Voices, 1950s to Now” at the Nasher Museum

Installation views of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, August 29, 2019–January 12, 2020 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. All photos by Peter Paul Geoffrion and courtesy the Nasher.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

There is a stirring within our nation, our nations within nations. Indigenous communities who have long felt ignored, cast aside, and silenced are pushing, clawing, demanding to be seen as part of us—and the crisis we are in. Those at Standing Rock and at hundreds of other places are not only working to save our water, our land, our earth, and our sky, but to take their rightful place in our myths and histories. We owe it to them, our past, and our future, to push their art, culture, and ideas to the forefront of our own current thoughts.

Jasmine Amussen
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Installation view of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now remains on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, until January 12.

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