Jill Ahlberg Yohe will present at the Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 pm. Her talk is entitled “A Story in the Making: Creating Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists.”

In this talk, Ahlberg Yohe will discuss the development of the recent exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. Along with Teri Greeves (Kiowa; co-curator) and an Exhibition Advisory Board of twenty-one Native artists and Native art scholars from across the United States and Canada, Native Women Artists was an attempt to incorporate alternative curatorial approaches to a large traveling Native art exhibition. Ahlberg Yohe will reflect upon this process and share her experiences of creating this exhibition, and the stories that emerged through the making.

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico, where her dissertation focused on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Kiowa artist and curator Teri Greeves, Ahlberg Yohe is the co-curator of the traveling exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. At Mia, Ahlberg Yohe seeks new initiatives to expand understandings and new curatorial practices of historic and contemporary Native art.