Project Team

Curator
Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche)

Curatorial Research Assistant
Rebecca Head Trautmann

Project Manager
Machel Monenerkit (Comanche)

Exhibit Manager
Jennifer Miller

Exhibit Design
Kerry Boyd
Dawn Neuendorffer

Graphic Design
Nancy Bratton Design

Exhibit Media
Dan Davis

Exhibit Fabrication
Pat Chirichella
Ernesto Dominguez (intern)
Craig Huzway
Jay Jarvis
Robert Patterson
Rick Pelasara
Kon Rhyu
Jordan Tierney
August Walker (Sac & Fox/Chickasaw/Cherokee)

Graphic Production
Elias Stern
Blueline Design

Collections Management
Gail Joice
Tony Williams

Conservation
Anne Turner Gunnison (Mellon fellow)
Susan Heald

Cultural Arts
Anya Montiel (Tohono O’odham)

Development
Christina Berube
Sandra Cortina
Virginia Elwell
Gina Ward

Education
Clare Cuddy
Genevieve Simermeyer (Osage)
Megan Byrnes

Photo Services
Ernest Amoroso
Katherine Fogden (St. Regis Mohawk)
Cynthia Frankenburg

Publications
Steve Bell
Ann Kawasaki
Tanya Thrasher (Cherokee)

Public Relations
Abigail Benson
Leonda Levchuk (Navajo)
Eileen Maxwell

Registration
Alan Francisco
Rajshree Solanki

Special Events
Denise Robinson

Website
Jason Wigfield
Cheryl Wilson

Writer/Editor
Amy Pickworth

Special thanks

Brian Jungen

Casey Kaplan, NY

Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Candice Hopkins

Milena Kalinovska

Cultural Interpreters
Rachael Cassidy (Cherokee)
Kenneth Coriz (Santo Domingo/Navajo)
Mandy Foster (Cheyenne River Sioux)
Jose Montaño (Aymara)
Benjamin Norman (Pamunkey)
Sharyl Pahe (San Carlos Apache/Navajo)
Adrienne Smith (Cherokee)
Ramsey Weeks (Assiniboine)
Zandra Wilson (Navajo)

Visitor Services
Kathryn Beckham
Dr. Susan Cameron (Navajo/Hispanic)
Latanya Collier (Lummi)
Angelia Collins (Lumbee)
Diana Hajjar
Brian Isaac
Charles Jackson (Piscataway)
Shirley Cloud-Lane (Navajo/Southern Ute)
Jose Salamanca
Kristen Sheldon
August Walker (Sac & Fox/Chickasaw/Cherokee)
Wren Woodis (Navajo/Jicarilla Apache)

Administration and Executive Planning Office staff

brian jungen: strange comfort // October 16, 2009–August 8, 2010 // NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC
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