Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
There is no one Indigenous perspective… no one Indigenous story. We are tremendously diverse peoples with tremendously diverse life experiences. We are not frozen in the past, nor are we automatically just like everybody else. That is why it is so important for everyone to share their own story. In revealing their personal truths, they help us all gain a better appreciation for the messy, awesome, fun reality of the world we live in.Wab Kinew (Anishinaabe), Leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, quoted from Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, 2016.
Thursday, October 24, 7 PM
Performance of poetry, spoken word, music and storytelling. This event will take place in the Nasher Museum's new outdoor Sculpture Garden and complements Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
A $1.5 million new Sculpture Garden is the first expansion of the Nasher Museum since it was built in 2005. Admission is free and open to all. The lush green space opened on September 28, 2019, when more than 1,200 visitors came to experience live performances of Composition 21 by Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born artist Naama Tsabar.
“I experience some freedom in the Nasher Museum’s shows that seem to question authority and boldly empower a new way of thinking about the status quo. The young Native Americans are redefining independence, leadership and sovereignty. Art for a New Understanding should be most helpful in improving their/our engagement and understanding of possibilities.”
—Danny Bell, Lumbee/Coharie
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