Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, born in St. Ignatius, Montana in 1940, is an enrolled member of the Flathead Nation. She has lived in New Mexico since the late 1970’s, working as an artist, teacher, lecturer, curator and activist. Her powerful commitment to social, environmental and political issues and her expressive, creative voice have established Smith as a dominant figure in contemporary American art. But Smith has always maintained a vital connection to her home and American Indian culture. She has proven her support for the arts with a gift to the MAM Contemporary American Indian Art Collection of her print oeuvre, as well as many other original works by herself and other American Indian artists.
This program was created and is made available freely with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Montana Cultural Trust.