Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Meet the Next Wave of Indigenous Art Curators


Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts
1590-B Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM

Friday, August 18, 2:00–4:00 pm

Speakers: Indigenous Art Curators

  • Moderator: America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), Independent Curator, Norman, OK
  • Panelists:
    • Kalyn Fay Barnoski (Cherokee Nation/Muscogee), Assistant Curator of Native Art, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
    • Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq), Art Advocate, The CIRI Foundation, Homer, AK
    • Tess Lukey (Aquinnah Wampanoag), Associate Curator of Native American Art, Trustees of the Reservations, Sutton, MA
    • Rachelle B. Pablo (Diné), Curator, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
    • Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna Athabascan/Northern Paiute), Independent Curator, Anchorage, AK

Roundtable discussion, cohosted by the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts and First American Art Magazine, about sea changes happening in art curation as more Native American curators join the field. Learn what innovations they bring to curating Indigenous and mainstream art to connect to wider audiences.


Current issues of FAAM will be available. Explore Looking Again, curated by Alex J. Peña (Comanche/San Ildefonso/Pawnee), Deputy Director & Chief Curator, and works from the permanent collection.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public.

Image is a detail of a turquoise mosaic and sterling silver bracelet by Earl Plummer (Navajo). Image courtesy of Home & Away Gallery, Maine.

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