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Gallery Talk | “Beyond Noble Savage: Native Americans in Art”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

After Europeans first encountered the indigenous people that lived along the Mississippi River, they began to incorporate portraits of Native Americans into their artistic traditions. Focusing on a famous portrait of a Natchez by French artist Anne-Louis Girodet, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will survey European and American views of Native Americans during the early decades of statehood.

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars.
This event is free and open to the public.