Breaking the boundaries of what is deemed traditional Indigenous art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s new exhibition, Clearly Indigenous, examines how Native artists reinterpret cultural narratives and designs in new mediums. The two-pronged exhibition focuses on how Native artists have melded ancestral ways with new methods and materials in glass, while concurrently examining the historical narrative of how glass art came to Indian Country from a historical perspective.
For this month’s program, Angela Babby (Lakota) is in conversation with MIAC assistant curator Lillia McEnaney.
Angela Babby (Lakota) is an award-winning artist who has revived and combined ancient techniques into a unique style of crated enameled-glass mosaics, which are kiln-fired. Her “glass-on-glass” approach combines her love of painting with the luminosity and saturation of color that can be achieved when working with glass. A hallmark of her work is that it strikes the viewer with its emotional content.
**This event is virtual**