Reading the Image: The Photography of Horace Poolaw in Context

Nancy Marie Mithlo, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

Nancy Marie MithloNancy Marie Mithlo2011–2012 Anne Ray Resident ScholarNancy Marie Mithlo2011–2012 Anne Ray Resident Scholar

Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw (1906–1984) documented the vibrancy of the southern Plains communities near Anadarko, Oklahoma with a keen sense of place and people. These images can be read in context as modernist art, photographic evidence, and as a means of reclaiming cultural knowledge today. The photographer’s grandson, artist Thomas Poolaw, will also present his contemporary interpretation of Poolaw's legacy.

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