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March 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hosted online. Register below.


Affirming Indigenous Representation: The Future of Native Art and Collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

With keynote speaker Dr. Patricia Norby (Purépecha)

In recent years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) has committed to expanding its vision for Native American art. That commitment was further affirmed in September 2020 when The Met hired Dr. Patricia Norby as the museum’s first Indigenous curator and first full-time curator of Native American Art in its 150-year history. Dr. Norby previously served as Senior Executive and Assistant Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian-New York, and as Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at The Newberry, in Chicago. Join keynote speaker, Dr. Norby, as she speaks about Indigenous representation at The Met and shares her vision for the future of the museum’s Native art and collections.

This event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged.


This lecture is the second event in this year’s Indian Arts Research Center Speaker Series.

The School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center presents a series of conversations exploring efforts to foster collaboration between museums and communities. Over the years, documents like SAR’s Guidelines for Collaboration have focused on person-to-person collaboration after realizing the critical importance of community input and partnerships within the museum field. This series highlights the history that led to this moment and current innovative partnerships, but also explores the potential of virtual and remote collaboration in the midst or wake of a global pandemic. This series celebrates the successes the field has witnessed as museum professionals, community members, and artists have had to pivot and adapt. In this series, we will hear from presenters who can speak to their experiences of the past year to share what they have learned as well as how they envision future community collaboration and participation in an increasingly digitized field. Learn more about the full series here.

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