Conversation: Contemporary Native Art and the Museum

October 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conversation: Contemporary Native Art and the Museum

Contemporary Native Art and the Museum: A Conversation with Greg Archuleta, Greg A. Robinson, and Sara Siestreem


Deana Dartt, Curator Of Native American Art
Mike Murawski, Director Of Education And Public Programs

What does it mean for an art museum to truly partner and co-create exhibitions with contemporary Native American artists? Why is it important for public art museums to present the continuum of Native living cultures and artistic practices, bridging the past and present? The Portland Art Museum aims to grapple with some of these complex questions as part of its new Center for Contemporary Native Art, which opens its inaugural exhibition this fall. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation that looks at the genesis of this project, its significance, and the contemporary art practices of Oregon- based artists Greg Archuleta, Greg Robinson, and Sara Siestreem, who are featured in the Center’s opening exhibition.

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