First American Art Magazine No. 19, Summer 2018 - Page 22

SEVEN DIRECTIONS DENISE NEIL-BINION, PhD E NROLLED in the Delaware Tribe of Indians and the Cherokee Nation, Denise Neil-Binion grew up in Welch, Oklahoma. She earned her doctoral degree in Native American art history at the University of Oklahoma and her master’s degree in Native American art history from the University of New Mexico. Denise’s research interests include Prairie Style beadwork, Native American painters in Oklahoma, and humor and cartooning in Indigenous art. She has taught classes in art history at the University of New Mexico and the University of Oklahoma and is currently working as a freelance writer. In addi- tion to her work as an art historian, she has served as executive director of the 99s Museum of Women Pilots. She will be joining the staff of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow in June 2018. the Denver Art Museum from May 13 to August 12, 2018, and will then tour the country with stops at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, and finally the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/ jeffrey-gibson BELOW. The “Myth of Extinction” of Indigenous tribes of the Americas has been and continues to be a fallout from coloniza- tion and a lack of education about Native peoples. This summer, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center in New York hopes to engage and educate audiences through a new exhibition, Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean | Taíno: herencia e identidad indígena en el Caribe. The show will open July 28, 2018, and run through October 2019. According to the NMAI website, “In increasing numbers, individuals, families, and organizations are affirming their Native ancestry and identifying themselves as Taíno.” The exhibition will examine the prevalent and incorrect belief that the Taíno became ABOVE. Although we often think of the Armory Show as the introduction of modern art to the United States in 1913, the legacy of the exhibition continues more than a century later. In 1994, four New York gallerists, Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks, and Paul Morris, launched a new iteration of this groundbreaking exhibition. Among the artists featured in this year’s show was Choctaw-Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson. Gibson’s installation, Without You I’m Nothing, was featured in the New York Times article, “30 Must-See Artists at the Armory Show.” His solo exhibition, Like a Hammer, will be displayed at 20 | WWW.FIRSTAMERICANARTMAGAZINE.COM