Dr. Suzanne Newman Fricke


About Dr. Suzanne Newman Fricke

Dr. Suzanne Newman Fricke teaches modern and contemporary art history at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. In her work as a curator and in her scholarship, she specializes on contemporary Native American art and has published articles on Bob Haozous, Matika Wilbur, and Melanie Yazzie.


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People), 1992, oil paint and mixed media, collage, objects, canvas, 152.4 x 431.8 cm (Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia) © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Smith created this in 1992, responding to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in North America.

Trade myths and native land