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SACRAMENTO–Visual Sovereignty: A Symposium on Contemporary Native American Art and Activism
October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 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.
With lunch: $80 members
With lunch: $90 nonmembers
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.