Richard Hill Sr. (left)
36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Richard Hill Sr. studied at the School of the Art Institute.
Buffalo, NY 14260, United States
Richard Hill Sr. studied at the State University of New York. He got a Master of Arts.
(1992 was an important year for American Indians and Alask...)
1992 was an important year for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Not because it was the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus, but because they were in a period of great change, a period when Indian law, the Indian government, Indian education, Indian economic development, Indian environmentalism, and Indian spirituality are undergoing revitalization and gaining recognition in wider circles of influence. Part of that movement was also the reclamation of their cultural rights to determine who we are for themselves. Art has played a vital role in Indians over the centuries in expressing self-determined identity.
(Drawing on the vast collections of the National Museum of...)
Drawing on the vast collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Creation's Journey retells the story of native life from the Arctic to the Tierra del Fuego, and from childhood to old age.
(This Tiny Folio volume provides an impressive overview of...)
This Tiny Folio volume provides an impressive overview of the most significant collection of art by Native Americans anywhere in the world.
Richard Hill Sr. attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1968-1970. Also, he graduated from the State University of New York, where he got a Master of Arts in 1980.
After education, Richard Hill Sr. started to work as an iron and construction worker in the 1960s. Later he worked at museums of the Buffalo Historical Society and Turtle (Iroquois cultural center) in the 1970s. Then, he serves as a manager of Indian art collections and exhibitions at the Department of Northern Affairs in 1982-1985. In 1990-1994 Richard was a director and exhibition curator at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum. From 1992 to 1995, he served as an assistant director for Public Programs and special assistant to the director at the National Museum of the American Indian.
As an educator, Richard Hill Sr. taught at McMaster University, Mohawk College, Six Nations Polytechnic, and State University of New York at Buffalo. He has lectured and written extensively on placing Native American art history, history, and culture in its proper context, as well as on museum-history issues such as tribal consultation, repatriation, stereotyping, and cross-cultural education.
Besides, Richard Hill Sr. is an artist. He is a painter carver, photographer, and basket weaver. His works represented in solo and group shows, including exhibitions at Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Via Gambaro Gallery, both in Washington, American Indian Art Gallery in New York, and American Indian Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. Also, his work represented in many collections, including those of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Indian Arts and Crafts Board of United Staes Department of the Interior, International Center of Photography in New York, Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, and Woodland Indian Cultural Education Centre.
As a writer, Richard Hill Sr. currently is the author of Creativity Is Our Tradition, Creation's Journey, Treasures of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Gifts of the Spirit. He also a contributor to exhibition catalogs, including Our Land/Ourselves: American Indian Contemporary Artists, University Art Gallery, the State University of New York in 1990, a contributor to periodicals, including Indian Artist. Some of his writings appear under the name Rick Hill.
(Drawing on the vast collections of the National Museum of...)1994
(This Tiny Folio volume provides an impressive overview of...)1996
(A unique collection of the work of traditional and contem...)1997
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