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SACRAMENTO–Visual Sovereignty: A Symposium on Contemporary Native American Art and Activism

October 19 @ 9:30 am5:00 pm

$60 – $90

Frank LaPena, History of California Indians. ca. 1990. Included in the exhibition When I Remember, I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California.

SACRAMENTO–On October 19th, the Crocker Art Museum invites you to participate in Visual Sovereignty: A Symposium on Contemporary Native American Art and Activism.

The daylong symposium will explore the complexities between Native and U.S. history and contemporary culture. From the struggle for self-definition to the use of art as a means of resistance and activism, the topics explored in this robust and divergent compilation of talks, panel discussions, and a film screening will demonstrate the role art plays as Native Americans assert their history; reestablish their power, culture, and authority; and define what it means to be contemporary and communal after generations of colonialist attacks and genocide.

October 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.- 5:00p.m.

Crocker Art Museum

 216 O St.

Sacramento, CA 95814

Speakers include artist and scholar Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie; curator Mark Johnson; artist Geri Montano; artist and Karuk language scholar Julian Lang; Tribal Policy Advisor for the Department of Water Resources Anecita Agustinez; and fashion artist Jamie Okuma, winner of the Crocker’s John S. Knudsen prize for emerging artists.

The day will begin with an indigenous tea welcome and end with a reception featuring Native ciders. Buffet lunch may be pre-purchased. A sneak peak of the exhibition When I Remember, I See Red will be available for attendees during the lunch break and following the reception, in advance of exhibition’s public opening the following day.

$60 members
$70 nonmembers
With lunch: $80 members
With lunch: $90 nonmembers

Register here. For a detailed schedule of events, click HERE.

This symposium is offered in conjunction with exhibitions Pueblo Dynasties: Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries and When I Remember, I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California.

This film is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
$60 – $90
Website:
https://www.crockerart.org/event/2101/2019-10-19

Venue

Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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