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Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar

Jill Ahlberg Yohe and heather ahtone will present at the Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar.

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Ahlberg Yohe and ahtone will give short papers followed by a moderated conversation and Q&A session.

“A Story in the Making: Creating Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” (Jill Ahlberg Yohe)

In this talk, Ahlberg Yohe will discuss the development of the recent exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. Along with Teri Greeves (Kiowa; co-curator) and an Exhibition Advisory Board of twenty-one Native artists and Native art scholars from across the United States and Canada, Native Women Artists was an attempt to incorporate alternative curatorial approaches to a large traveling Native art exhibition. Ahlberg Yohe will reflect upon this process and share her experiences of creating this exhibition, and the stories that emerged through the making.

“Decolonizing the Museum: An Indigenous Curator’s Thoughts” (heather ahtone)

In 2019, dr. ahtone was asked “what has to happen to make sure that good curatorial work is not personality based but institutionalized for a longer lasting effect?” Considering this question, ahtone uses her current work at First Americans Museum as a point of examining how long term change can be effected to the benefit of the institution, audiences, and donors.