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Smith, Paul Chaat

Fellowship Advisor National Museum of the American Indian staff

Popular culture, museums, 1970s U.S. political activism, romanticism, contemporary art, photography, history


Selected Publications

  • Book

    • Ganteaume, Cé, Calloway, Colin G., and Smith, Paul Chaat. 2017. Officially Indian: symbols that define the United States. 1st ed. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian. 2017
    • Smith, Paul Chaat and Ratcliff, Carter. 2011. Kindred Spirits: Native American Influences on 20th Century Art. New York: Peter Blum Editions. 2011
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2010. Maggie Michael: Tattoos of Ships [Exhibition catalog] Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Fine Art Gallery. 2010
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2009. Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2009
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2008. Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort [Exhibition catalog] Washington, DC and New York: National Museum of the American Indian. 2008
  • Chapter

    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2018. "Indian Art for Modern Living." In Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices 1950, to Now. Besaw, Mindy N., editor. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press. 2018
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2018. "The Politics of Representation." In Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders. Kauanui, J. Kehaulani, editor. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. In Indigenous Americas. 2018
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2017. "The Comeback." In Once Upon a Time...: The Western: A New Frontier in Art and Film. Denver, Colorado: Denver Art Museum. 2017
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2015. "When You Were Mine: (Re)telling History of the National Museum of American Indian." In Museum Transformations, International Handbooks of Museum Studies, Vol 4.. 511–526. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. 2015
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2014. "Foreword." In Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas. Cohen, Matt and Glover, Jeffrey, editors. xi–xii. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. 2014
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2014. "Twentieth Century Fox." In Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema. Evans, Brad and Glass, Aaron, editors. 358–362. Seattle: University of Washington. 2014
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2013. "Stop Listening to Our Ancestors." In Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas. Townsend-Gault, Charlotte, Kramer, Jennifer, and Ki-ke-in, editors. 936–946. Vancouver: UBC Press. 2013
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2012. "Famous Long Ago." In Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art. Russell, Karen Kramer, editor. 212–221. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2012
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2009. "No Fixed Destination." In Art Quantum: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. Nottage, James H., McNutt, Jennifer C., and Holland, Ashley, editors. 17–21. Indianapolis, IN: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. 2009
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2008. "After the Gold Rush." In The Journals of Knud Rasmussen: A Sense of Memory and High-Definition Inuit Storytelling. Robinson, Gillian, editor. 23–32. Montreal: Isuma Distribution International. 2008
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2008. "Critical Reflections on the Our People's Exhibit: A Curator's Perspective." In The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations. Cobb, Amanda and Lonetree, Amy, editors. 131–143. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. 2008
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2008. "Monster Love." In Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian. Sims, Lowery Stokes, editor. 25–35. Munich: Prestel. 2008
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2008. "Season of Struggle." In Native Universe: Voices of Indian America. McMaster, Gerald, Gover, Kevin, and Trafzer, Clifford, editors. 176–185. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic. 2008
    • Smith, Paul Chaat. 2007. "The Terrible Nearness of Distant Places: Making History at the National Museum of the American Indian." In Indigenous Experience Today. Cadena, Marisol de la and Starn, Orin, editors. 379–396. Oxford: Berg Publishers. 2007

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