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Symposium: 'Strength, Unity, Power: Contemporary Practices in Native Arts'

Event Details

September 15, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S240

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

The 2017 Mark Roskill Symposium will explore the topics of colonialism, resistance and repatriation, and what artists, museum professionals and scholars are doing to promote justice for Native American communities, both in the art world and beyond.

The keynote address will be given by Native American multi-media artist Wendy Red Star, followed by a panel discussion led by Dana Leibsohn, professor of art history at Smith College, with Sonya Atalay, professor of anthropology at UMass Amherst, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, president/CEO of the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. 

The symposium was founded in memory of art history faculty member Mark Roskill, who taught at UMass Amherst for over 30 years. Each year, M.A. candidates successfully organize a compelling symposium which gathers scholars and experts to spark dialogue around critical issues in the field.

There will be a short reception following the event.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Art Lecture/Talk