"Native Fashion Now" at the Philbrook Museum of Art

Oct 19, 2016

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we learn about "Native Fashion Now," a traveling exhibition on view at the Philbrook Museum here in Tulsa through January 8, 2017. Our guest is Christina Burke, the Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art at Philbrook, who tells us how this show thoroughly and engagingly blends cutting-edge/modern-day fashion with classic Native American iconography/imagery. And further, per the Philbrook website: "Visitors are invited to explore the rich and surprising realm of contemporary Native fashion. The exhibition begins with the collaborations of Cherokee designer Lloyd Kiva New and Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma in the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for work being created by Native artists today. From the sleek black-and-white designs of Virgil Ortiz to the outrageous beaded boots by Jamie Okuma, Native artists are inspired by the past but [are also] making pieces for the here and now."