Read this article (Links to an external site.) (You may have to scroll down to see the posted article on the website) on the repatriation of Hopi Kachina masks and review the section of Chapter 4 addressing Kachinas / Katsinas (Katsinam is the plural in the Hopi language) and the Studio Style.
What arguments can be made for or against the repatriation (return) of these headdresses (masks) to the Hopi people? List several specific points the author makes in presenting both sides of the issue.
2. Find the painting of a Kachina Dance, Hopi Ceremonial Dance, by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, in Chapter 4. How does the art serve as an ethnographic document (see Chapter 4 reading) useful in the study of Hopi ceremonial arts?
3. What is the “Studio Style”? Briefly explain.
4. Contemporary Native American artists, such as America Meredith, sometimes create art as a critique of the Studio school or as a commentary upon the legacy of this important style. Here is Meredith’s painting, Bambi makes some extra bucks at the studio, 2002 (acrylic 26 1/2 x 32 1/2). The painting is meant to be seen as humorous satire. What do you think the artist is trying to express in this painting? Cite any sources you use.