Brokering the Sacred: A Panel on the Ethics of Collecting Native Art
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5 PM, reception
6 PM, panel discussion
Lenart Auditorium at Fowler Museum
The repatriation of Native arts over the last 30 years has demonstrated the sustainability of Indigenous knowledge and survivance strategies. How might this moment speak to the viability of the arts as cultural transmitters rather than solely objects of capital worth? The ethics of collecting Native arts are debated by a panel of experts, including:
- Mercedes Dorame, Tongva artist
- Sven D. Haakanson, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
- Andrew Meyer, Visiting Graduate Researcher at UCLA Latin American Institute and Coordinator of the California Hub of the Institut des Amériques
- Wendy Teeter, Curator of Archaeology, Fowler Museum
- Nancy Marie Mithlo, Professor, Department of Gender Studies
Light receptions will be provided at the reception. RSVP required at http://bit.ly/BrokeringTheSacred
“Brokering the Sacred: A Panel on the Ethics of Collecting Native Art” is part of a series of critical events that mark the 50th anniversary of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.
Co-presented by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, and the California Hub of the Institut des Amériques.
Image Credit: Dyani White Hawk, Stealing Horses Back (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Bockley Gallery.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day. Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.
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