Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Art (Creative) and Art History with a concentration in Critical and Curatorial Studies, MA
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
indigenous art; inuit art; great plains art; curation; contemporary art
This thesis examines the history of two North American Indigenous groups, those belonging to the Great Plains and the Arctic, and observes how settler-colonial influence determined the collection and curation of arts and artifacts in these areas. This art includes a mention of pre-Colombian works, but focuses predominantly on works being made after “first-contact” through the contemporary ear. The paper addresses the effect imperialist history has had on the development of Indigenous art markets, and how institutions such as museums may address them through ethical practices, and efforts to decolonize museum spaces.
McComb, Adelaide, "North American indigenous collection and curation and its impact on market arts." (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3091.
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