Events that began in March, 2017

Jason Garcia/Okuu Pin - Documenting the Ever Changing Cultural Landscape of KhaPo Owingeh

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 001

Using traditional materials and traditional Pueblo pottery techniques, along with various printmaking techniques, including lithography, serigraphy, and intaglio etching, Garcia feels that it is important to keep alive the ceramic traditions that have been passed down to him since time immemorial. Garcia feels that these materials and techniques connect him to his ancestral past and landscape, but also connects him and his future generations to their Tewa cultural traditions. The printmaking media is another way of creating and teaching these stories and traditions to a greater audience.

Henrietta Lidchi - Gifts and Trades: The Building of Native American Jewellery Collections in the United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salomon Center, Room 101 (De Ciccio Family Auditorium)

This lecture is structured through four case studies (London, Cambridge, Oxford and Edinburgh) and looks at the circumstances that determined the collections of Native American jewellery in the UK from the 1890s onwards. Arguing that objects in museums have micro-histories of entanglement and that knowledge of the relations and alliances enhances our understanding of how collections are built as a whole, it charts personal trajectories, institutional histories, professional relationships and lasting friendships all expressed through the material legacy of Native American jewellery.