Forthcoming Author Feature: Patricia Marroquin Norby

Forthcoming UNP author, Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) was featured in a New York Times article last week for her work as the first full-time curator of Native American art at the Metropolitan Museum. Her credentials include a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in American Indian History, Art and Visual Culture and working previously at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Norby has also won numerous awards and done focused work on the deaccessioning and repatriation of cultural material.

Her forthcoming book Water, Bones, and Bombs (Nebraska, 2022) addresses art making and environmental issues in New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley.

Read more about Patricia Marroquin Norby’s work at the Met here!

Photo: Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha), the first full-time curator of Native American art at the Metropolitan Museum, with Marie Watt’s ”Untitled (Dream Catcher)” from 2014. Credit: taken by Jeremy Dennis for the New York Times

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