We are delighted to announce that we have been offered a private guided tour of The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans, at the National Gallery.
Curated by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation), this exhibition brings together works by an intergenerational group of nearly 50 living Native artists practicing across the United States, reflecting the diversity of Native American individual, regional, and cultural identities through a variety of practices—including weaving, beadwork, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, performance, and video. Focusing on knowledge of land/ landbase/ landscape, the works in The Land Carries Our Ancestors underscore the self-determination, survivance, and right to self-representation of Indigenous peoples.
We are delighted to be able to offer our members a tour of the exhibit, led by Harvard grad Nathalie Ryan EDM ’02, before it closes on January 15th. Nathalie is a senior educator in the Department of Interpretation Learning and Engagement at the NGA, and will be able to give us additional insight to the works in the exhibit.
Tour details: Use the 4th St entrance to the East Building of the National Gallery of Art. There’s a “tours start here” sign near the information desk.