Chip Colwell is senior curator of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and author of Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the fight to reclaim Native America’s culture (University of Chicago Press; March 2017).

Dance Mask (detail; c. 1900), unrecorded artist, Yup'ik, Alaska. Promised gift of Charles and Valerie Diker. Photo: Dirk Bakker

Native American art hasn’t changed, but museums have

The Metropolitan Museum is finally showing Native art in its American galleries. This is important, but only as a reflection on museums themselves

21 Apr 2017