Whitney Museum exhibitions feature trailblazing artists

It’s a sculpture called “Warrior for the 21st Century,” which periodically dances to the sound of a rattle.

It’s the work of Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, along with her son, Neal Ambrose-Smith.

The captivating piece of art with sound and movement is one of more than 130 objects in an expansive exhibition of Smith’s work called “Memory Map,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Smith, 83, is a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation in Montana.

Exhibition curator Laura Phipps says Smith knew from an early age she wanted to be an artist.      

“Before she ever even understood what that

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