Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: A Virtual In-Conversation Series with Gerald McMaster

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Square bag with short rectangular flap decorated on one side with quillwork in a geometric design with human figures and edged with metal tubes (detail), Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Photograph by Dr. Gerald McMaster.

Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge and Onsite Gallery, OCAD University present:

Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: A Virtual In-Conversation Series with Gerald McMaster

Spring 2021, engage with a different curator each week from (art) museums around the world!

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Upcoming Event:

Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: Gerald McMaster In Conversation with Jill Ahlberg Yohe
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00PM (EDT)

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Indigenizing the (Art) Museum is hosted in collaboration with Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge and as part of the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art project. Building upon 4 Roundtable discussions that took place in Summer 2020, the curators behind the collections and archives will examine the shifting dialogue around Indigenous art while reflecting on their own curatorial expertise and practices.

This virtual series is hosted with Indigenous protocols in mind with the aim of addressing questions around Indigenous curation, ceremony, and research in digital spaces.


Biographies:

Gerald McMaster, O.C., is one of Canada’s most revered and esteemed academics. He is a curator, artist, and author, and is currently professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University where he leads a team of researchers at the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge. McMaster served as the curator for the 1995 Venice Biennale, artistic director of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney, and curator for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a citizen of the Siksika First Nation.

Jill Ahlberg Yohe is the associate curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation was a focus on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Ahlberg Yohe is the co-curator of “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists.” At Mia, Ahlberg Yohe seeks new initiatives to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art.


Full Series Guest Schedule:

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Annika Johnson, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Joslyn Art Museum

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Greg Hill, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Patricia Norby, Native American Art Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Kathleen Ash-Milby, Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum

Thursday, May 20, 2021
John G. Hampton, Executive Director and CEO at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Tarah Hogue, Inaugural Curator of Indigenous Art at the Remai Modern


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Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge
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Brittany Pitseolak Bergin, Research Assistant
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