Meet the Staff
Whether greeting museum visitors or working behind the scenes in collections, the ONM staff is a core group of dedicated individuals who work together to ensure that the exhibitions and collections practices resonate with the needs, values, and interests of the people.
MARLA REDCORN-MILLER (Osage/Kiowa/Caddo) | Osage Nation Museum Director
Marla has worked in the curatorial, education and administrative departments of museums with major collections of indigenous arts since 1992. She is the daughter of the late Jim RedCorn and Joby Henry Redcorn and the granddaughter of the late Harold and Louise RedCorn. She is the former deputy director of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has worked at the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Oklahoma; the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marla holds a B.A. in art history from Dartmouth College and an M.Phil. in art history from Columbia University. She is a Ford Fellow and has served on the boards of the Native American Arts Studies Association and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
JULIANNA RED CORN COTE | Guest Service Representative, Osage Nation Museum
Julianna Red Corn Cote comes from the Pawhuska District and is a member of the Golden Eagle Clan, also known as the Gentle Sky People. She has been involved with the InLonShka, the ceremonial dances of the Osage Nation, for her entire life. She helps with cooking and dressing her Red Corn family for the dances, important aspects of Osage culture which require much preparation and cultural knowledge.
In 1990, Julianna attended The Institute of the American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she studied 3-Dimensional Design, learning to fingerweave and make ribbon shirts. Since graduating, she has shown her artwork at multiple museums, including Gilcrease Museum and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa. Julianna offers her artistic skills to the productions of the WahZhaZhe Ballet, creating stage props and occasionally assisting with wardrobe. She also sits on the Osage Ballet Auxiliary, the fundraising committee for the ballet. Currently, she is working towards her Bachelors in Business with an Entrepreneurial add-on.
Recently joining the Osage Nation Museum as a Guest Service Representative, Julianna interacts with the public as a cultural educator, guiding visitors through glimpses of our past via artifacts and into our future by sharing how Osages live today. She engages visitors with fingerweaving demonstrations, highlighting that traditional Osage customs and artforms exist in the contemporary, and points to the culture as a key way of understanding how the Osage people have persevered in the face of historical traumas.