This companion volume to an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York reveals how Anishinaabe (also known in the United States as Ojibwe or Chippewa) artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region. Featuring 70 color images of visually powerful historical and contemporary works, Before and After the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history.
David Penney is the associate director of museum scholarship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He recently published North American Indian Art as part of the Thames and Hudson “World of Art” series. He is the author of many additional books, exhibition catalogues, and published essays.