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Leon Jett Memorial Lecture with Dr. Kyle T. Mays (Saginaw Chippewa)

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Kyle T. Mays (Saginaw Chippewa), author and Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Indian Studies and History at UCLA, for an important discussion about hip-hop music by Native artists. Dr. Mays is the author of Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America (2018), An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (2021), and City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit (2022). His work explores three…

Free Members-Only Inside Look at “Contemporary Native Art 101”

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Eiteljorg Museum staff and hear more about exhibit development, how art and objects are selected, and the strategy behind placement. Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), curator of Native American art, will lead this behind-the-scenes tour of the items currently on display in Contemporary Native Art 101. This exhibit is a survey of contemporary Native art from the mid-to-late 19th century to today. As a bonus, Dorene will showcase art that did not make the final exhibition and discuss the…

Arts n’ Culture and the African American Influence Panel Discussion

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are partnering with the Steward Speakers organization to host their “Arts n’ Culture and the African American Influence Panel Discussion” on Feb. 23 from 6-8p.m. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson -Returning to Indy to moderate a panel discussion about black artists and the role that race plays as it relates to cultural representation and equity throughout the profession. The panel will include 9th Wonder, Alan Bacon, Mali Jeffers, and Ashley Chew. Get Tickets

Behind the Scenes Talk: New Native Galleries – The Three Overarching Themes

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dorene Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota), curator of Native American art, to learn more about Relation, Continuation and Innovation, the three themes of the museum's new exhibition, Expressions of Life: Native Art in North America. This program is included with general museum admission.

two photos. one of Dorothea Lange atop a car with her camera, and one of her photograph "Migrant Mother"

Curator’s Tour and Talk: Changing Views

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join Jessica Nelson, Ph.D., museum director of religion and culture initiatives, on the exhibition's opening day for a gallery tour of the show at 10:30 a.m. followed by a lecture at 1 p.m. This program is included with general museum admission.

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