First American Art Magazine is hosting We Have Words for Art, a virtual symposium to address the challenges of and share strategies for writing about Indigenous art of the Americas on Saturday–Sunday, February 27–28, 2021. The symposium includes individual presentations and group panel discussions, privileging Indigenous writers. heather ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw), senior curator at the First Americans Museum, who outlined an Indigenous-centered methodology for critiquing Native art, will deliver a keynote address.
HAA graduate student Marina Tyquiengco will moderate a conversation on Indigenous American art criticism among RoseMary Diaz (Santa Clara Pueblo) Stacy Pratt, PhD (Mvskoke), Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi, PhD (Alutiiq), and America Meredith (Cherokee Nation) on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
The magazine will publish recorded videos of the presentations online (where they can then be used in educational settings), and publish a book of the presentation text, available to the public through print-on-demand. Register for the symposium at First American Art Magazine.