Jill Ahlberg Yohe, PhD

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the museum’s associate curator of Native American Art. She came to Mia in 2014, having previously served as assistant curator and Mellon Fellow of Native American Art at the St. Louis Art Museum. In 2008, she received her PhD from the University of New Mexico with a dissertation focused on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Among her goals at Mia is to expand public understanding of historical and contemporary Native art, and to foster new curatorial practices for the collecting and display of Native art. Her reinstallation of Mia’s Native art galleries highlights women and seeks to bring many Native perspectives to bear on the museum’s collection. In 2019, she co-curated “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists”—the first major exhibition of its kind—with Native artist and curator Teri Greeves.