Every August more than 150,000 people attend Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the nation’s largest and most anticipated Native arts event. One thousand artists, representing 160 tribes, nations, and villages from the United States and Canada proudly display their arts of work ranging from pottery and basketry to contemporary sculpture. This book uncovers the history of the market, the relationship with artists, and explores the future of American Indian art.
- Author: Bruce Bernstein
- Paperback: 151 pages
- Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press (July 13, 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0890135487
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches
About the Artist
Bruce Bernstein, PhD, is former executive director of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, which sponsors Santa Fe Indian Market. He is former assistant director for research and collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and former director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Museum of New Mexico). He is the author of (with W. Jackson Rushing) Modern by Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style (Museum of New Mexico Press).
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