Art History



Degree Name

Master of Arts in Art History (M.A.)

Type of Paper/Work

Qualifying paper


Jayme Yahr

Second Advisor

Heather M. Shirey

Third Advisor

William L. Barnes


Community-based Collaboration at the Field Museum, Fort Snelling, and Minneapolis Institute of Art critically analyzes and compares the Field Museum’s Native North American Hall in Chicago, Illinois, the Minnesota Historical Society Fort Snelling Treaty Room in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Heart of Our People: Native Women Artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each of the aforementioned museum exhibitions speaks to curatorial collaboration through visual evidence, advisory councils, and the reimagining of exhibition experiences for the 21st-century visitor. This paper addresses issues of inclusivity and how these museums have been challenged to incorporate collaborative curation and Indigenous methodologies into their daily practices, either through a community-based or a multivocal approach to exhibitions.

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