Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Nancy Marie Mithlo, PhD

Nancy Marie Mithlo, PhD is an Associate Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her recent book, “Our Indian Princess”: Subverting the Stereotype, was published by the School of Advanced Research Press. Mithlo’s extensive relationship with the Institute of American Indian Arts includes serving as senior editor for the Ford Foundation-funded volume Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism produced and published by the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. She directs historic American Indian photography research in New Mexico and Oklahoma, including the Horace Poolaw Photography Collection scheduled for exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center, New York City in 2013. Mithlo’s curatorial work has resulted in six exhibits at the Venice Biennale, including the 2011 Epicentro: Re Tracing the Plains featuring the work of John Hitchcock.