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Native American Art: Tradition and Transformation with Stephanie Chill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

This talk will explore how modern and contemporary Native American artists transform traditional techniques and designs to reflect the world around them. It will focus upon works in the MFA’s permanent collections, including the lustrous polished black pottery of Maria Martinez of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and the massive wooden carving by Calvin Hunt, a descendant of the Kwakwaka’wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth- nations. The talk will also explore hidden gems such as Broke Care Landscape by Diego Romero, of the Cochiti Pueblo.

Cost: $10, plus MFA admission; $10 for MFA members; and free for MFA Friends of Decorative Arts members.

  • Coffee and cookies will be catered by Olympia. Doors for the lecture do not open until 1:45 pm. Early attendees are invited to view the gallery.
  • There will be five Friends of Decorative Arts lectures this year, from November – April (but excluding January), taking place the second Tuesday of the months.

Interested in joining Friends of Decorative Arts? Learn about our Support Groups here.

Image Credit: Diego Romero, American, Cochiti Pueblo (b. 1964), Broke Car Landscape, 1990 Ceramic, Museum purchase with funds donated by Arlene Fillinger Rothman.

Event Details

April 14

2–3 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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