Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) is Associate Curator of Native American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. An award-winning artist, art scholar, and museum leader, she served as Senior Executive and Assistant Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian-New York and as Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry in Chicago. Her forthcoming book, Water, Bones, and Bombs, examines 20th-century American Indian art and environmental disputes in northern New Mexico (University of Nebraska Press). She co-edited “Aesthetic Violence: Art and Indigenous Ways of Knowing,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, (2015). She earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.