Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

"Never Underestimate the Power of Your Mind"—Artist Caroline Monnet

Caroline Monnet—a multidisciplinary artist with roots in Algonquin, Quebecois, and French culture—talks about her background, artists she admires, the challenges contemporary Native artists face, and the hopes she and her colleagues in the ITWÉ Collective have for their art, including the installation "Manifestipi": "Our intention was to create a place of gathering where dialogue would be central to the experience. I think we’ve managed to achieve that. Each person comes out of the experience with a different perspective or take on the work. It is fantastic when an artwork becomes an experience."

George Catlin (1796–1872).

The Choctaw Nation's Gift to the Irish