Curated Conversations: Exhibiting Culture

5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29

Part of the Anchorage Museum Polar Lab’s Curated Conversations series, “Exhibiting Culture” will be a searching discussion about cultural ownership and representation of indigenous art, and particularly contemporary art, in museums and other public spaces. The panel conversation will address a flurry of recent controversies surrounding this topic, and explore ways to build to powerful narratives around sensitive and/or contentious histories and objects.

The discussion will be moderated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, associate curator of contemporary Indigenous art, National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Participants include:

Melissa Shaginoff, Athabascan and Paiute, artist and Bunnel Street Arts Center board member in Homer, Alaska
Christina Lalonde, associate curator of Indigenous art, National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa
Dawn Biddison, museum specialist, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska office

Curated Conversations: Exhibiting Culture