Margaret L. Archuleta (2002-2003)

Margaret (Pueblo/Hispanic) taught two courses during the fall and winter terms in our Native American Studies Program. She was the Curator of Fine Art at the Heard Museum in Phoenix from 1987-2002, and responsible for the organization, development and implementation of all fine art exhibits, collections, research, publications, programming and education activities. She co-organized a conference at the University of Arizona in 2002: "The Heart of Culture: Indigenous Exchange in a Contemporary Context."  Her courses at Dartmouth were quite popular. The first one, "Contemporary Native American Art" was an upper level course cross-listed with Dartmouth's Art History Department. Her second course was "American Indian Education, 1879-present." She also was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art during the spring term of 2003, and gave a gallery talk titled "Hampton's Indian Program: An Experiment in Indian Education" which provided the historical background to accompany the Hood Museum's exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project. Margaret is presently the director of the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe.