Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Michelle McGeough

Michelle McGeough (Metis), has been the Assistant Curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian since 2005.   She is a graduate of Carleton University, with an MA in art history and a specialization in Aboriginal art.  She also holds an AA from the Institute of American Indian Arts, a BFA in media arts from Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and a BEd from the University of Alberta.  McGeough’s interest lies in applying Indigenous research methodologies and the incorporation of these ways of knowing into curating exhibitions of contemporary Native American art. Other areas of her research have focused on the Native American two-spirit identity. This research has included an examination of the erotic paintings of Norval Morrisseau.  Her essay, Norval Morrisseau and the Erotic, which is based on research from her MA thesis, was published in the anthology Me Sexy:  An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality.   Her writing also appears in the NMAI’s Infinity of Nations exhibition and catalog.