Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Comparing the Ancient with the Contemporary in Native American Art

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Sandra Charlson

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This project is being submitted as part of the requirements for ARTH 3270, Native North American Art. A quick search on the Internet will bring up Native American life and art exhibits in anthropology and natural history museums titled anything from “Native Voices,” to “Totems to Turquoise.” Yet placing ancient and sometimes contemporary Native American art in anthropology and natural history museums and away from Western art in mainstream art museums sends the message that Native art is a natural part of our world separate from Western art canon. Although Great Basin Native American art is placed in anthropology and natural history museums everywhere, the study and comparison of ancient and contemporary Native art and art history illustrates the need for a greater understanding of Native American art and its value among Western canon.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 10:15 AM

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Comparing the Ancient with the Contemporary in Native American Art

The South Atrium

This project is being submitted as part of the requirements for ARTH 3270, Native North American Art. A quick search on the Internet will bring up Native American life and art exhibits in anthropology and natural history museums titled anything from “Native Voices,” to “Totems to Turquoise.” Yet placing ancient and sometimes contemporary Native American art in anthropology and natural history museums and away from Western art in mainstream art museums sends the message that Native art is a natural part of our world separate from Western art canon. Although Great Basin Native American art is placed in anthropology and natural history museums everywhere, the study and comparison of ancient and contemporary Native art and art history illustrates the need for a greater understanding of Native American art and its value among Western canon.