Brokering the Sacred

A Panel on the Ethics of Collecting Native Art

Brokering the Sacred

Dyani White Hawk (Sičangu Lakota), Stealing Horses Back (detail), 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Bockley Gallery.

A panel on Native American cultural heritage and the meaning of art

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:00 PM
Lenart Auditorium
Fowler Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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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

Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Special Instructions

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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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, American Indian Studies Center, Gender Studies, Fowler Museum, Institute of American Cultures, California Hub of the Institut des Amériques