Writing about Art by Indigenous Peoples

We Have Words for Art

A Symposium on Writing about Art by Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
virtual | February 27 & 28, 2021

These are in the process of being developed and finalized. Titles are tentative.

Individual Presentations:

  1. heather ahtone, PhD (Choctaw Nation/Chickasaw), senior curator at the First Americans Museum, keynote address, February 27
  2. Adrienne Lallis Hills (Wyandotte Nation), “The Nuts and Bolts of Exhibition Text,” February 28
  3. America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), “Tribal Affiliations in Art Writing”
  4. Nancy Marie Mithlo, PhD (Chiricahua Apache), “Native Arts Scholarship: How-to, What and Why?,” February 27

Roundtable Discussions:

  1. “Criticism of Indigenous Art of the Americas”
    America Meredith (Cherokee Nation); RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo); Stacy Pratt, PhD (Mvskoke); Marina Tyquiengco (CHamoru)
  2. “Finding Balance in Dialogue: Writer and Artist and Art Writer Relationships”
    Melissa Melero-Moose (Northern Paiute/Modoc); Michelle J. Lanteri; Nanette Kelley (Osage Nation/Cherokee Nation); Gloria Bell, PhD (Métis), moderator
  3. “Walking the Line: Reaching Art World Insiders and the General Public”
    Andrea L. Ferber, PhD; Denise Neil, PhD (Delaware Tribe/Cherokee Nation); Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder (Kiowa/Seminole/Mvskoki); Matthew Ryan Smith, PhD

Followed by open forums in which audience members can ask any questions.

Hosted by First American Art Magazine. Sponsored in part by Critical Minded and Noksi Press.

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