Contributors to the Catalogue

  • Jill Ahlberg Yohe
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    Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the associate curator of Native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2008, she received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation was a focus on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Ahlberg Yohe is the co-curator of “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists.” At Mia, Ahlberg Yohe has curated and co-curated a dozen exhibitions and installations. In her work, she seeks new initiatives with a focus on indigenizing museums to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art.
  • Dennis Michael Jon
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    Dennis Michael Jon has more than thirty years of museum-based experience as a curator, art historian, researcher, and educator. A specialist in modern, postwar, and contemporary art, Jon has organized and managed more than seventy exhibitions, exploring such subjects as labor and industry, war and its aftermath, homicide, art and nature, spirituality, American modernism, the altered book, contemporary drawing, collaborative printmaking, and sixties-era rock posters. His exhibition projects have included solo presentations of work by Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Hamilton, John Cage, Ed Ruscha, Eduardo Paolozzi, May Stevens, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mirό, James Castle, George Morrison, and Harriet Bart, among others. Jon has authored and coauthored more than a dozen books and numerous articles, essays, and commentaries on subjects related to his specialization, including the catalogue raisonné of Vermillion Editions Limited, a Minneapolis-based print workshop, whose archive is part of Mia’s permanent collection. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a bachelor’s degree in fine art and art history and received his master’s degree in modern and contemporary art history from the University of Minnesota.
  • Jennifer L. Roberts
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    Jennifer L. Roberts is the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, where she teaches American art and the history of printmaking in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. She is currently serving as the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute.

  • Ian Karp
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    Ian Karp is the John E. Andrus III Curatorial Fellow at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where he contributes to exhibitions and assists curators with their projects and research. Since joining Mia in 2019, he has worked as an academic research assistant on the early modern reception of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In 2020, Karp graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in art history and classics.
  • Marla J. Kinney
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    Marla J. Kinney is a curatorial fellow at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where she has contributed to several catalogues and has organized more than a dozen exhibitions, including “Eat, Prey” (about raptors), “Actual Size” (about tiny Renaissance engravings), “The Rabblerouser and the Homebody” (about Wanda Gág and Elizabeth Olds), and “Color Woodcuts in the Arts and Crafts Era,” the latter prompted by her ongoing effort to build up Mia’s collection of such prints. Before Mia, Kinney spent two decades as an editor and writer, including at Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. She graduated with a BA in English from Carleton College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.