Power and Place: Native Arts, Exhibitions, and Minnesota Panel Discussion

Exhibiting Power: 2017-2018 Department of Art History Speaker Series

Date & Time:

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6 PM, March 2, 2018


O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

Power and Place: Native Arts, Exhibitions, and Minnesota, a roundtable discussion, will investigate current issues in the field of museum studies including Minnesota’s exhibition history of Native arts, collaboration with Native communities, and the ways in which museums have succeeded and failed to engage with decolonization. Panelists will dialogue about personal experiences related to curation, museum partnerships, and artistic endeavors, while challenging the public to consider social and institutional constructions of power. The discussion will be facilitated by University of St. Thomas Art History and Museum Studies graduate student, Alex Buffalohead, and questions from the audience will be welcome.


  • Dr. Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Assistant Curator of Native American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Joe Horse Capture, Director of Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society
  • Dr. Gwen Westerman, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, English Department, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Dyani White Hawk, Artist and Curator

All events are free and open to the public and handicap accessible. For accessibility requests contact: (651) 962-6315.

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