Kathleen Ash-Milby is curator of Native American art at the Portland Art Museum, and the curator of the exhibition Dakota Modern: Tthe Art of Oscar Howe. As associate curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian she was the editor of HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor (NMAI, 2010) and co-editor of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist (NMAI, 2015), with David Penney. Recent publications include essays in Art in America, Art Journal and Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw (Pascale, Mark, Esther Adler, and Édouard Kopp, eds, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago; New York: The Museum of Modern Art; Houston: The Menil Collection, 2021). She received two Secretary of the Smithsonian’s Excellence in Research awards for her work and organized numerous exhibitions. She received her MA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and is a member of the Navajo Nation.