Spanning decades of artistic development, People of the Tides: The Art of Michaela Goade is a testament to the artist’s commitment to her heritage, craft, and the subjects she illustrates. Her art work preserves stories and traditions of contemporary Indigenous nations as well as highlights the themes and lessons learned from the land, in particular Southeast Alaska, her ancestral Tlingit home. Time — both human and natural — are central in her art as well. This combination suggests that the world, the person, and generations are not separate, but rather deeply and intrinsically bonded.
Michaela Goade is a 2021 Caldecott Medalist and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator. She is of Tlingit descent and is tribally enrolled with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Wilma Register Sharp ’66 & Marc B. Sharp.