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“Decolonizing the Exhibition” presents four perspectives on indigenous visual culture in the museum space (11/29)

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - On November 29 at 5:30pm in the Villard Room, Salish artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Vassar Prof. Native American Studies Molly McGlennen, art collector and donor Edward J. Guarino, and a Vassar student taking the course “Decolonizing the Exhibition” will take part in a panel discussion focusing on the ways contemporary Indigenous art has historically been understood, collected, and displayed; the extent to which Imagining Indigenous Futures in the Palmer Gallery has reckoned with these concerns; and some of the ways contemporary Indigenous artists continued to narrate their own histories and realities despite certain market demands and colonizing stereotypes. The panel will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the Palmer Gallery at 6:30pm.

Sponsored by the American Studies Program and the Office of Campus Activities, with a generous donation by Eric Beringause ’80, Member of the Board of Trustees.

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PUBLIC CONTACT: Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370

PRESS CONTACT: Bridget Suhre, brsuhre@vassar.edu

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, November 5, 2018