Native American Oral History Resources: Oklahoma Native Artists Oral History Project
About the Collection
The Oklahoma Native Artists Project is a series of oral history interviews with Native artists, collectors, and gallery owners. The interviews are recorded in audio and video formats, and at the end of each oral history, specific examples of an artist’s work are discussed. The purpose of this project is to highlight the lives and careers of Native artists, to draw attention to the political aspects of making Native art, and to raise awareness of its cultural and economic importance. The first interviews, begun in 2010, included painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists over fifty years of age, most of whom had worked in the field since the 1960s. In 2012, the scope of the project was expanded to include the traditional fine arts and younger artists. Visit our new portal for Oklahoma Native Art.
Art--study and teaching, Art and business, Art and history, Art collectors and collecting, Awards, Basket making, Bow and arrow making, Cartooning, Ceramic sculpture, Clothing, Commercial art galleries, Commissioning, Competitions, Drawing, Experimental methods, Family, Fashion designers, Festivals, Fiberwork, Finger weaving, Flute makers, Graphic arts, Graphic novels, Hand weaving, Illustration of books, Indian Arts and Crafts Act, Indian baskets, Indian beadwork, Indian ledger drawings, Indian pottery, Inspiration, Institute of Indian Arts, Jewelry making, Landscapes, Material culture, Mixed media, Music, Museums, Painting, Politics in art, Portrait painting, Photography, Rites and ceremonies, Sculpture, Spirituality, Technique, Textile crafts, Watercolor painting, Woodwork