July - August 2003
Elizabeth Hutchinson is assistant professor of American art history at Barnard College. At the Clark Hutchinson will pursue her book-length manuscript entitled "The Indian Craze": Gender, Ethnicity, and Visual Culture in America, 1890-1914, wherein she addresses the phenomenon known as the "Indian Craze," a pervasive passion for collecting Native American art between the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and World War I. Employing feminist and postcolonial theory, Hutchinson will demonstrate the significance of Native American art to the advent of modernism in America. Among her many articles are "When the Sioux Chief's Party Calls: Käsiber's Indian Portraits and the Gendering of the Artist's Studio" in American Art (July 2002); "Angel DeCora and the Transcultural Aesthetics of Modern Native American Art Critics" in Art Bulletin (December 2001); and "Indigeneity and Sovereignty: The Work of Two Early Twentieth-Century Native American Art Critics" in Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art & Culture(52; Autumn 2000).