"The Hearts of Our People" L-R: Kelly Church, Christi Belcourt, Jamie Okuma


Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from June 2-Aug. 18
Time Varies
$20; free for kids under 17 and Native attendees (RSVP for a pass)
Art, Museums

Celebrating Native artists with in-depth exhibitions in a range of media has become a signature of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which was often viewed in the past as one of the whitest, most traditional of the city’s artistic edifices (right down to its alabaster columned entrance and marble halls). This exhibition—with accompanying film series, gallery talks, and symposiums—will seal its progressive reputation for presenting the overlooked. “Heart of Our People: Native Women Artists” is the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic achievements of Native women, and it’s also set to travel nationally. The show includes more than 115 works, dating from ancient times to the present, and was organized by Native women curators and advisors.