Symposium: Breaking the Chains: The Legacy of Oscar Howe

When:
April 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
2023-04-14T15:00:00-07:00
2023-04-15T20:00:00-07:00
Where:
Whitsell Auditorium

In this one-and-a-half-day event, artists will join academic and community scholars to explore ideas about Oscar Howe’s life and legacy introduced in the Dakota Modern exhibition and book. Speakers will discuss the role of cultural authority in Howe’s practice as well as his art in relation to Native American politics. Other topics include the impact of Howe’s work as an educator through the summer workshop for Native students he founded, and the ongoing expression of his legacy through the work of Dakota and Lakota artists today. The symposium will begin with an inspiring keynote lecture by Lakota artist Dyani White Hawk the evening of April 14.

Speakers and other details coming soon.

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Oscar Howe in his studio, ca. 1968; Oscar Howe papers, Richardson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota
Oscar Howe in his studio, ca. 1968; Oscar Howe papers, Richardson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Dakota

Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Dyani White Hawk, photo courtesy of the artist.
Dyani White Hawk, photo courtesy of the artist.