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The Trends of Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art Decor

Contemporary art defined is simply this: art created and produced by artists who are living in this present age. Art today comes in a variety of forms – paintings, performance art, conceptual art, videos, pop art and more. Contemporary art steers away from the idea that “good art” is aesthetically pleasing or pleasant. Instead, most contemporary art is meant to challenge societal perceptions and be portrayed as interesting and compelling. Continue reading The Trends of Contemporary Art

Native American Matriarchal Societies

Women in Contemporary American Indian Art

“Mama knows best” is a timeless truth. It’s a reality that transcends cultures, racial differences, geographical barriers and speaks to the heart of the human condition. Even within patriarchal societies, women and the influence they operate over their children has been documented and celebrated. Within traditional Native American cultures, there were tribes that recognized the wisdom of women, but continued to keep men as the dominant ruling class and decision makers. However, other tribes like Cherokee and Navajo upheld a matriarchal society where women ruled.

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The Important Role of Native American Women

Native Americans’ Respect for Women Important in Tribal Culture

In many Native American cultures, women held prominent positions of power and respect within the society. They wore many hats including mother, builder, warrior, farmer, craftswomen, and more. Continue reading The Important Role of Native American Women