Native American Artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith at Gustavus

Posted on February 24th, 2009 by

Jaune Quck-to-See Smith (Photo by Thomas King)

Jaune Quck-to-See Smith (Photo by Thomas King)

The Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College College, with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, will present a lecture on Sunday, March 8 titled “A Survey of Contemporary American Indian Art,” delivered by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.

The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science. This event is free and open to the public.

Quick-to-See Smith is a nationally acclaimed Native American artist, activist, and curator who served as a juror for the exhibition Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art, currently on display at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through April 19. She is considered one of the foremost Native American artists today, and her works are found in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has lectured widely, and, among many other honors, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for the Arts.

An enrolled Flathead Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Quick-to-See Smith calls herself a “cultural art worker.” Elaborating on her Native American worldview, her work addresses human rights and environmental issues, as well as today’s tribal politics, with a keen sense of humor and insight.

Quick-to-See Smith’s lecture is presented by the Hillstrom Museum of Art with support from the Gustavus Lecture Series, the gender, women, and sexuality studies program, the art and art history department, and the Ethel and Edgar Johnson Endowment for the Arts.


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