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Thursday: NEW Indigenous Arts & Culture Series @ THE ZIMMERLI
INDIGENOUS ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES
Artist Talk: Bently Spang
Thursday, September 21, 6 to 8 pm
In the talk
"Unvanished Native," Bently Spang presents recent works that
are central to his commitment as an artist to reclaiming his Indigenous
identity and re-expressing a Native-sourced definition of his
experience. Spang uses the historical artmaking methodologies, and
sometimes re-imagined art forms of his people, to explore issues of
cultural continuity and debunk the "mythology of the
vanished" created for his and many other Native communities.
6:00-7:00 pm / Talk and
7:00-8:00 pm / Light
This talk is part of a
series about Indigenous Art and Culture. Please visit the event page for all details, including
Bently Spang is a
multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and educator. An enrolled
member of the Tsitsistas/Suhtai Nation (a.k.a. Northern Cheyenne) in
Montana, he works in a variety of media. Learn more at bentlyspang.com
of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, whose Indigenous
matrilineal family is from northwest Queensland, Watson's work is often
concerned with unearthing hidden histories of Indigenous Australian
experiences under colonialism.
& Sunday Noon–5PM
Galleries are closed Monday & Tuesday, but the lobby is open.
throughout the museum are wheelchair accessible.
Image Credits (Top to
Bently Spang. Courtesy
of the artist.
Judy Watson, 2022.
Photo Rhett Hammerton. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery,
Book Cover of On
the Turtle's Back: Stories the Lenape Told Their Generation.
Courtesy of the artist.
funding for the Indigenous Arts and Culture Series has been provided by
Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award
Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
support is provided by the New Brunswick Parking Authority.
Zimmerli's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and income from the Avenir
Foundation Endowment, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund,
and the Voorhees Family Endowment, among others. Additional support
comes from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the donors,
members, and friends of the Zimmerli Art Museum.