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ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art

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Symposium dates: March 27-29, 2015

ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art is organized by the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art and will bring together leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists to present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region, both to examine the last fifty years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, and to look forward to the next fifty years.

The symposium will accompany the exhibition Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired which marks the tenth anniversary of the Bill Holm Center. This symposium will feature artists and scholars from the U.S. and Canada and highlight current research in the field of Northwest Coast art history. It will focus in particular on Native American/First Nations Canadian artists whose art is rooted in deep understanding of their respective cultural and visual heritage yet is clearly contemporary in its expression. Speakers will include distinguished scholars, as well as young artists who are pushing the boundaries of their traditions.

This is a two-day event. To register and attend the ArtTalk Keynote Program: We Got Styles! on Friday, March 27 click here. To register and attend ArtTalk Symposium: Conversations on Northwest Native Art on March 28, click here.

Learn more about the Bill Holm Center via its website and Facebook page, and about the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture.


Primary Contacts

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse (Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art)

Bridget Johnson (Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art)