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‘Native/American’: A Discussion about Native American Art as American Art

Coming up: Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 pm

George Morrison, American (Grand Portage Anishinaabe), 1919 - 2000, Untitled, 1960, Oil and acrylic on linen
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Weber   75.75, Photo: © Briand Morrison

George Morrison, American (Grand Portage Anishinaabe), 1919 - 2000, Untitled, 1960, Oil and acrylic on linen
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Weber 75.75, Photo: © Briand Morrison

Presenters: Kathleen Ash-Milby, Robert Cozzolino, G. Peter Jemison  & Jill Ahlberg Yohe

Why are American art and Native American art separated in museums and not taught together? How would their entwined history and legacy be better understood if placed side by side? What challenges or cultural issues provide arguments in favor of keeping them distinct? Faced with these questions, Mia’s curators have started collaborations in the galleries that seek points of common ground. In the process, they have engaged contemporary Native American artists for perspectives on the past.

Panelists:

Film director G. Peter Jemison represents the Seneca Nation of Indians on repatriation issues and he was the founding director of the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York City.

Kathleen Ash-Milby, a member of the Navajo Nation, is an Associate Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York.

Robert Cozzolino is Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at Mia.

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is Assistant Curator of Native American Art at Mia.

$10; $5 My Mia members, free for members of Native American Art and Paintings Affinity Groups. Click here to register on line.

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