Summary

This accession consists of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) publications, "HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor" and "Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian." Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the George Gustav Heye Center, "HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor" features essays by art historians and critics that investigate the multiple layers of meaning behind the concept of skin and how this symbolism emerges in contemporary Native art. "Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian" was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the George Gustav Heye Center and features essays and contributions by leading regional specialists and scholars. The essays are accompanied by more than 200 images of the most significant objects in the National Museum of the American Indian's collections.

Subject

  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor (Exhibition) (2010-2011: New York, N.Y.)
  • Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (Exhibition) (2010-2020: New York, N.Y.)

Notes

For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

By publication

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 2010
  • 21st century

Topic

  • Art
  • Ethnic identity
  • Art, American
  • Historians
  • Ethnicity in art
  • Museums
  • History
  • Cultural property
  • Indian art
  • Indians of North America--Ethnic identity
  • Indians of North America--History
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum publications

Place

North America

Form/Genre

  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Exhibitions

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-026

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

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