2012 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series

Thinking Ahead: The Preservation, Protection, and Support of Artists’ Legacies

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2012 Speaker Series, Thinking Ahead: The Preservation, Protection, and Support of Artists’ Legacies. This series is geared towards artists and museum professionals who need to know more about estate planning, artist rights, funding opportunities, and documentation of artists’ work. Through panel discussions and dialogue, speakers will share their knowledge and experience in these areas. Attendees are encouraged to come with any questions they need answered relating to the topic at hand. Events will be held at the Institute of American Indian Arts campus and the School for Advanced Research boardroom. Please see specific events for locations.

This series is open and free to the public, but reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made by calling (505) 954-7205 or emailing iarc[at]sarsf.org.

Download a flier of the 2012 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series (PDF, 862 KB)

March 2012
Base Bowl and Ollas Speaker Series
Thursday, March 15, 2012, 3:00–5:00 pm, Free Artist Fellowships and Residencies: Who, What, When, Where, Why? Jennifer Complo McNutt, Elysia Poon, Reuben Tomás Roqueñi, and John Torres-Nez This panel discussion focuses on artist fellowships and residencies, why they are important, what opportunities are available, and what is expected when applying. Representatives from the Indian Arts Research Center, Eiteljorg Museum, Southwest Association for Indian Arts, and Native Arts & Cultures Foundation participate.
SAR’s Facebook Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 3:00–5:00 pm, Free It Takes a Village to Support an Artist: Funding Projects Using Social Media and the Internet Katharine DeShaw This lecture explores the recent trend of micro-philanthropy to support artists and their projects. Katharine DeShaw, United States Artists executive director, speaks about USA Projects.
April 2012
Kate Fitz Gibbon during the “Case Studies” event Speaker Series
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2:00–5:00 pm, Free Legal Issues: Artist Rights and Estate Planning Kate Fitz Gibbon This lecture addresses the legal issues that arise with artist legacies and rights, such as how to work with museums, estate planning, and tax issues. Attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon will touch on these issues and answer questions from the audience.
David Rettig and Bruce Bernstein during the “Case Studies” event Speaker Series
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00–5:00 pm, Free Case Studies: Problems and Solutions in Artist Estates Margarete Bagshaw, Bruce Bernstein, Kate Fitz Gibbon, and David Rettig In this panel discussion, representatives of artist estates, such as those of Allan Houser, Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, and Harry Fonseca, will discuss the various challenges and benefits involved with managing these estates.
May 2012
Nancy Marie Mithlo Speaker Series
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2:00–5:00 pm, Free Documenting Collections and Artists: Making the Artwork Come Alive Jared Chavez, Keevin Lewis, and Nancy Marie Mithlo Explore projects that have been undertaken to document and preserve the lives of artists and their work.
Rose Díaz Speaker Series
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2:00–5:00 pm, Free Documenting Collections and Artists: Using Oral History Methods in the Preservation of Artist Legacies Rose T. Díaz Are you trying to create an oral history for works in your art collection or trying to document the works of a particular artist? This workshop will provide a process for documenting artist legacies using oral history methods.


Past IARC Speaker Series
Diane Bird2010–2011 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker SeriesThe 2010–2011 theme “Getting Back to Basics: Practice and Process in Native Collections Care” emphasized the need for practical application training in working with tribal collections.
Nancy Mithlo2009–2010 Indian Arts Research Center Speaker SeriesThe 2009–2010 theme “Intersections: Native Collections, Curation, and Museums” highlighted important topics relevant to current issues and discussions in contemporary Native arts, anthropology of museums, research, and Native collections.

Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust

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