October 22, 2023 - January 14, 2024
Target Gallery
General Admission $20; Contributor Member+ Free (additional tickets $16); Youth 17 and under Free

Enter into the vivid worlds of Native photography, as framed by generations of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American photographers themselves. Presenting over 150 photographs of, by, and for Indigenous people, “In Our Hands” welcomes all to see through the lens held by Native photographers.

Organized by a council of primarily Native artists, scholars, and knowledge sharers, in partnership with Mia curators, this sweeping exhibition traces the intersecting histories of photography and diverse Indigenous cultures from the Rio Grande to the Arctic Circle. Beautiful, complex, and surprising, these artworks celebrate the legacy of groundbreaking photographers and their influence on the medium today.

Audio Guide

Hear from artists, curators, and exhibition organizers as they guide you through the exhibition and discuss the context and themes surrounding the artworks. Bring your own device and headphones to listen along in the galleries. We will have a limited number of devices available to borrow.

Teachers Guide

Use this guide to facilitate conversations in your classroom before a museum tour or between chaperones and students on self-guided visits.

Special thanks to the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis.

Cara Romero, Chemehuevi, born 1977, TV Indians, 2017, archival inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist © Cara Romero