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Cost: $75 (VMFA members $60)

Tradition and Innovation: The Contemporary Native American Arts

with Dr. F. Johanna Minich, Adjunct Professor of Art History, University of Mary Washington

Wednesdays, Jan 7 – 28, 1 – 2 pm

Conference Suite & Galleries

Beginning with a discussion of the impact of European culture on indigenous art forms—and how museums, critics, and art historians respond to this “non-Western” tradition, this course goes on to examine some of the major Native North American artists — Norval Morrisseau, Maria Martinez, Bill Reid, Preston Singletary — and movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As students explore objects in VMFA’s permanent collection, they discover how these artists both carry on traditions and move in new directions.

Image: Platter, ca. 1925, Maria Montoya Martinez (American , 1887 – 1980), Julian Martinez (American , 1885 – 1943), New Mexico clay, volcanic ash, red slip; burnished, painted and fired, 14.375 in. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund