Awa Tsireh’s Paintings of Koshare and the Politics of Preservation
Sascha Scott, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Music Histories, Syracuse University, and Bunting Summer Scholar
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm
Analysis of the paintings by Awa Tsireh of San Ildefonso illuminates the Pueblos’ role in the political and cultural debates of the 1920s. Many of his images were produced during the preservationist movement and thus serve as a commentary on cross-cultural contact and conflict.