Beyond the Land Acknowledgment: Native Voices, Institutions, and Scholars in Conversation


Thursday, May 5, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm



This lecture aims to create space for open dialogue about the intersection of American art and Native expertise and presence. Taking Dr. Tatiana McInnis’s summation that “Justice is the conversation” as a starting point, the program honors the Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Nipmuc Peoples by gathering diverse minds to discuss actions the discipline of art history and the Harvard Art Museums can take to amplify Native voices historically displaced and dismissed from the discourse of art and design in the Americas.

Horace D. Ballard, Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums

Ximena Gómez, Assistant Professor of American Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jami Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this form.

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Support for the lecture is provided by the Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Fund for American Art.

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