Dakota Hoska, Assistant Curator of Native Arts, Denver Art Museum, will use the recent reinstallation of the Indigenous Arts of North America galleries at the Denver Art Museum to explore new trends in curating American Indian arts. She will discuss key artworks that ground the exhibition spaces and the artists who made them, review how collaborating with community members produced ground-breaking installations, and explain ways her team worked to dispel pre-conceived expectations for the creation and display of Native American artworks. She will relate how today's curators can make more room for Indigenous people in non-Native institutions and review artists whose work contributes to broader national and international discussions.
Hoska is an enrolled member of the Oglála Lakhóta Nation, Pine Ridge (Wounded Knee). Her curatorial work allows her to pursue her passions of working closely with her Native community while being continually surrounded by and learning about beautiful artwork.
NOTE: The lecture is offered live at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (222 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL), and non-members are welcome to attend ($12). Lectures offered free to members both in-person and via Zoom.