This panel discussion will focus on Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists’ use of cultural symbols, the history of Indigenous representation in art, and the dynamics between the dominant culture and Indigenous artists who rely on their art for financial success. This discussion will pose the questions: What is Indigenous art? Who is harmed by the misuse of Native imagery in art? What are galleries’ and consumers’ responsibilities when selling/purchasing Indigenous art? This discussion will be moderated by Anthony Thibodeau, Director of Research and Collections at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Panelists: Susan Kliewer Dolan, Jason Garcia, Antonio Chavarria
This panel discussion is the third in a series of three being sponsored by the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Sedona Arts Center, and the Arizona Humanities.
SWC Editor’s Note: Southwest Contemporary writer Camille LeFevre recently wrote an article on this discussion series. You can check out the article here.