McKissick Museum in Columbia, SC, Presents Power in Native Art: American Indian Aesthetic and Artistic Sovereignty – Feb. 6, 2015

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The University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum in Columbia, SC, will present Power in Native Art: American Indian Aesthetic and Artistic Sovereignty on Feb. 6, 2015, from 3:30–5pm in the Museum’s second floor south gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

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Today, the ability of artists to express themselves through their work is often taken for granted. Many indigenous artists, however, confront challenges in the creation and display of their works. Power in Native Art: American Indian Aesthetic and Artistic Sovereignty will focus on these challenges, addressing topics such as: who has the power to control artistic expression, how indigenous artists use their power to address issues that face American Indians, and the power of indigenizing the curation process.

The program will involve a series of presentations by leading national and regional scholars including: Gabrielle Tayac of the National Museum of the American Indian, Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Nancy Palm of the University of North Carolina – Pembroke, and Christopher Olszewski of the Savannah College of Art and Design.  The presentations will be moderated by Stephen Criswell, director of the Native American Studies Center at the University of South Carolina – Lancaster.

“This program presents a fascinating opportunity to understand the various issues associated with American Indian artists and artistic expression in the contexts of traditional and contemporary art,” says Doug Peach, South Carolina Folklife and Traditional Arts Program Director. “Importantly, the presenters involved are not only well-respected scholars and artists, but several are members of Native American tribes. These experiences provide invaluable perspectives to the goals of this event.”

Power in Native Art: American Indian Aesthetic and Artistic Sovereignty is the fourth public program for McKissick’s exhibit “Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast”. This program is presented in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology and the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, and is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

McKissick Museum is located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe with available parking in the garage at the corner of Pendleton and Bull streets. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Ja-Nae Epps at 803/777-2876.

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