Joe Baker is an artist, educator, curator and activist who has been working in the field of Native Arts for the past
Joe Baker is an artist, educator, curator and activist who has been working in the field of Native Arts for the past thirty years. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lenape Center and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work in New York City, and was recently Visiting Professor of Museum Studies at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He serves on the board of The Endangered Language Fund at Yale University, on the Advisory Committee for the National Public Art Consortium in New York, and as cultural advisor for the new CBS Series, “Ghosts.” Baker graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BFA degree in Design and an MFA in painting and drawing, and completed postgraduate study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, MDP Program. Baker is the program consultant for the Idyllwild Arts Native American Arts Festival Week.