2009–2010 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series

Intersections: Native Collections, Curation, and Museums

Nancy Mithlo, IARC Speaker SeriesNancy Mithlo on Within and OutsideIn November, Nancy Mithlo presented “Within and Outside: The American Indian Presence at the Venice Biennale, 1999–2009,” for the new IARC speaker series.Nancy Mithlo on Within and Outside Steven Loft at the IARC Speaker SeriesSteven Loft on Indians in SpaceSteven Loft on Indians in Space Bobbie ConnerBobbie Conner on TamástsliktBobbie Conner on Tamástslikt

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2009–2010 Speaker Series highlighting important topics relevant to current issues and discussions in contemporary Native arts, anthropology of museums, and research and Native collections. Notable speakers in academia and the museum field will share their research and expertise each month starting in September. The Speaker Series take place in the SAR Boardroom at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public. The IARC Speaker Series is generously supported by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust.

Download a flier of the 2009–2010 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series (PDF, 142 KB).

September 2009
Bobbie Conner Speaker Series
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:30–6:30 pm Tamástslikt: A Tribal Museum Turning History Over and Turning Lives Around Bobbie Conner, Director, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute
October 2009
Steven Loft Speaker Series
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 5:30–6:30 pm Indians in Space: Curating Media Art by Indigenous Artists Steven Loft, Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence, National Gallery of Canada; Former Director, Urban Shaman Gallery
November 2009
Nancy Mithlo Speaker Series
Friday, November 20, 2009, 5:30–6:30 pm Within and Outside: The American Indian Presence at the Venice Biennale, 1999–2009 Nancy Mithlo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
December 2009
Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh Speaker Series
Friday, December 11, 2009, 5:30–6:30 pm “They Are Digging Up Our Ancestors”: Archaeology in an Age of Accountability Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology & NAGPRA Officer, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
February 2010
W. Jackson Rushing, III Speaker Series
Friday, February 5, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm Native American Art History in the 21st Century: In Theory, In Practice W. Jackson Rushing, III, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, University of Oklahoma
Ruth Phillips Speaker Series
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm Bringing Heritage Home: Electronic Access, Digital Repatriation, and the Sharing of Knowledges about Great Lakes Indigenous Traditions Ruth Phillips, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, Professor of Art History, Carleton University
March 2010
Christina Kreps Speaker Series
Thursday, March 18, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm Indigenous Curation and Museum Ethics in the Post-Colonial Era Christina Kreps, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Director of Museum Studies; Director, University of Denver Museum of Anthropology
April 2010
Ann McMullen Speaker Series
Friday, April 30, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm Opening the Doors: Putting the National Museum of the American Indian Collections Online Ann McMullen, Ph.D., Curator and Head of Collections Research and Documentation, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
May 2010
Stephen Augustine Speaker Series
Thursday, May 13, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm A Visit to Red Indian Lake in the Summer of 2009: Mi’kmaq and Where’s the Beothuk? A Mi’kmaq Curator Tracks Frank G. Speck’s Visit to Red Indian Lake in 1914 Stephen Augustine, Curator of Eastern Maritime Ethnology, Canadian Museum of Civilization; Mi'kmaq hereditary chief

Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust

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