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Scott Manning Stevens considers the complex relationship between three contemporary Haudenosaunee artists and our people’s long history. (4/11)

Scott Manning Stevens will deliver the Ribicoff lecture, “The Arc of History in Contemporary Haudenosaunee Art,” on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm. The lecture, free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30pm in Taylor Hall, room 203.

Dr. Stevens is Associate Professor and Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at Syracuse University. The 2019 Belle Ribicoff Distinguished Guest Lecturer in the Art Department, Dr. Stevens will discuss the complex relationship between three contemporary Haudenosaunee artists and our people’s long history, both before and after the arrival of European settlers. Three different contemporary artists are considered: Shelley Niro (Mohawk), Alan Michelson (Mohawk), and Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora). Each of these artists draw on aspects of our collective history to inform their mixed media works. Their respective conversations with their own communities, settler viewers, and the distant past through the visual arts, are analyzed.

This lecture is sponsored by the Belle Ribicoff '45 Endowment, administered by the Art Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 6, 2019