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I think this work in particular is very important because it really shows, in a very accessible way, how the US’s history has been whitewashed, how Native voices have been erased since colonization times and how we can really start talking about these issues through art.

Duke student Emma Keaton, a member of the Cherokee Nation
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Fifty Shades of White, 2018. Mixed media on canvas. Promised gift of Nancy A. Nasher (L’79, P’18, P’22) and David J. Haemisegger (P’18, P’22). Image courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Fifty Shades of White, 2018. Mixed media on canvas. Promised gift of Nancy A. Nasher (L’79, P’18, P’22) and David J. Haemisegger (P’18, P’22). Image courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. © Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.


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Watch The Art Minute featuring Emma Keaton, a member of the Cherokee Nation, Duke Class of 2022, talking about Fifty Shades of White by Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith. Emma is currently a curatorial intern at the Nasher Museum and is completing Duke’s concentration in Museum Theory & Practice.

 

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