Candace Greene

Candace Greene
Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History, MRC 112
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Native American art, especially Plains Indians; material culture; representation; museum research methods.

Dr. Greene is a cultural anthropologist with a special interest in the intellectual management of museum collections and how it articulates with collections research and community access. She is an Ethnologist in the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology.

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Current Research

Dr. Greene directs the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, a program offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History with major funding from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation. The program seeks to promote broader and more effective use of museum collections in anthropological research by providing a supplement to university training. It:

  • introduces students to the scope of collections and their potential as data
  • provides training in appropriate methods to collect and analyze museum data
  • makes participants aware of a range of theoretical issues relating to collections
  • positions students to apply their knowledge within their home universities.


Ph.D. 1985, University of Oklahoma
M.A. 1976, Brown University
B.A. 1971, University of Texas


2009  Greene, C.100 Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

2007  Greene, C., and R. Thornton, eds. The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

2001  Greene, C. Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowa. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Selected Articles and Online Resources

n.d.  Lakota Winter Counts 

n.d.  Kiowa Drawings — available at

1996  "Discovering the audience: A reorientation in museum analysis," Reviews in Anthropology 24: 267-276.

Classes Taught

To see syllabi, click on the course title.

Anth 6201 (old 230): Anthropology in the Museum


Last updated March 27, 2014