We Have Words for Art | Indigenous Art Writing Symposium

Words for Art symposium

Virtual Symposium | February 27 & 28, 2021

Free and open to the public. All 500 spots have been filled; however, the entire symposium will be live-streamed to First American Art Magazine‘s Facebook page.

Schedule

Times are Central Standard Time. May be subject to change.
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Saturday, February 27

  • 12:00–12:10 pm: Welcome and introduction | 10 minutes
  • 12:10–1:15 pm: Keynote address by heather ahtone: “Shifting the Paradigm: A Love Story” | 65 minutes
  • 1:15–1:30 pm: Break, 15 minutes. The audience can ask questions during breaks.
  • 1:30–2:00 pm: Nancy Marie Mithlo: “Native Arts Scholarship: How-to, What, and Why?” | 30 minutes
  • 2:00–2:30 pm: America Meredith: “Tribal Affiliations in Art Writing” | 30 minutes
  • 2:30–2:45 pm: Break, 15 minutes
  • 2:45–3:45 pm: Roundtable Discussion: “Finding Balance in Dialogue: Artist and Art Writer Relationships” | 1 hour
  • 3:45–4:15 pm: Open Forum, 30 minutes

Sunday, February 28

  • 12:00–12:35 pm: Adrienne Lalli Hills, “The Nuts and Bolts of Exhibition Text” | 35 minutes
  • 12:35–1:15 pm: Miranda Belarde-Lewis, “Writing for Depth in the White Cube” | 40 minutes
  • 1:15–1:30 pm: Break, 15 minutes
  • 1:30–2:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion: Walking the Line: Reaching Art World Insiders and the General Public” | 1 hour
  • 2:30–2:45 pm: Break, 15 minutes
  • 2:45–3:45 pm: Roundtable Discussion: “Criticism of Indigenous Art of the Americas | 1 hour
  • 3:45–4:15 pm: Open Forum, 30 minutes
  • 4:15–4:20 pm: c:a+m writing workshop introduction

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Press Release

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Sponsors

Hosted by First American Art Magazine. Sponsored in part by Critical Minded, Noksi Press, University of Virginia Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, University of Virginia