Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: Gerald McMaster In Conversation with Kathleen Ash-Milby
About this Event
Thursday, May 13th at 1:00PM(EDT) on Zoom.
How are museums Indigenizing their collections?
Who are the curators shaping the future of (Art) museums?
What are the new practices defining digital curatorial spaces?
Please join Onsite Gallery and Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge for an exciting virtual In-Conversation event featuring Jill Ahlberg Yohe as part of the Indigenizing the (Art) Museum series with Gerald McMaster.
This event is one of the many planned for Spring 2021 as part of The Indigenizing the (Art) Museum series where each week we will engage with a different curator from (art) museums around the world.
The Indigenizing the Museum Virtual Series was developed as a way to increase Indigenous community and institutional awareness of and involvement in Indigenous-led digital projects, resources, and knowledge building tools, including the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art.
This series is hosted with Indigenous protocols in mind and with the aim of addressing questions around Indigenous curation, ceremony, and research in digital spaces.
Join Wapatah and Onsite Gallery for an engaging conversation that fosters global Indigeneity and sustainable scholarship of Indigenous cultural heritage at OCAD University and beyond.
About the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art
The VPIA is a custom digital platform currently in development by Wapatah and Onsite Gallery at OCAD University, designed to facilitate Indigenous access and contributions to thematic-specific Indigenous artworks in museum and gallery collections around the world. Using a wiki-style approach, the VPIA allows institutional artwork records to be transformed into living documents through the integration of Indigenous knowledge, language, and protocols.
Gerald McMaster, O.C., is one of Canada’s most revered and esteemed academics. He is a curator, artist, and author, and is currently professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University where he leads a team of researchers at the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge. McMaster served as the curator for the 1995 Venice Biennale, artistic director of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney, and curator for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a citizen of the Siksika First Nation.
Kathleen Ash-Milby is curator of Native American art at the Portland Art Museum. Previously as associate curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York she organized numerous exhibitions including Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, with David Garneau. Ash-Milby was the curator and co-director of the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York City and has published widely on contemporary Native American art, including essays in Art in America, Art Journal, and contributed to and edited numerous exhibition catalogues. A member of the Navajo Nation, she earned her Master of Arts from the University of New Mexico.