Pop Chalee (Merina Lujan; Taos Pueblo), Deer in a Forest, ca. 1930–40. Gouache on paperboard. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale Collection of Western Americana, WA MSS S-150. Courtesy Jack Cruz Hopkins, Jr., and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Panel Conversation, Teaching for Understanding: A Conversation on Museums and Indigenous Art

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 4:00 pm

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art, this panel brings together a group of museum professionals to discuss approaches to teaching with Indigenous American art and artifacts in museums. From exhibitions to school tours and public programming, museums wield enormous influence in shaping how visitors engage with objects. Using short case studies as a starting point, the conversation considers how museum educators and curators work to facilitate thoughtful and respectful investigations and interpretations of native objects. Generously cosponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale-Smithsonian Partnership, and the Yale University Art Gallery, with support from the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund. This panel will be followed by In-Gallery Conversations at 5:30 pm.

Open to: 
General Public