On April 26, The Emory News Center announced that the Emory College of Arts and Sciences is set to launch a new Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies this fall to advance and inspire research, scholarship, teaching and learning rooted in and related to Indigenous studies. To read more click here.
From Atlanta and want to share your memories of place? Interested in the connection between Atlanta’s history and current environmental health? Want to participate in a public art project and learn how to make paint from your own backyard?
Between May 2 and 13, the Science Gallery Atlanta is inviting community members to participate in a series of 3 workshops and a community art project to explore more about Atlanta. Come tell your story!
This event is facilitated by Heather Bird Harris (an Atlanta-based environmental artist and history educator) and features:
Dr. Eri Saikawa Associate Professor, Winship Distinguished Research Professor, Emory University, Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. Loren Michael Mortimer Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Native North American History, Emory University, Department of History
Tue May 2, 6pm-8pm
Mon May 8, 6pm-8pm
Tue May 9, 6pm-8pm
Time (Community Art Project): Sat May 13, 2pm-5pm
Place: Piedmont Park
On April 13, the Carlos Museum will be hosting a virtual lecture on the life and work of T. C. Cannon. Click here to register for the event and visit the Carlos Museum to view the painting.
“In celebration of the recent installation of the painting Grandmother Gestating Father and the Washita River Runs Ribbon-Like, Karen Kramer, Stuart W. and Elizabeth F. Pratt Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture and Director of the Native American Fellowship Program of the Peabody Essex Museum, will trace the art, life, and legacy of painter, poet, musician, and veteran T.C. Cannon (Kiowa/Caddo, 1946–1978). In a lecture titled “At the Edge of America: The Stunning Art and Life of T. C. Cannon,” Kramer will explore Cannon’s visual language and the key ideas he engaged over his twenty-year career, including dispossession, war, gender and power, and survivance. Cannon’s work also reveals the histories and politics of Native-US relations in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as connections to American art and music of the 1960s–70s and Western art writ large.”
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Zoom (To register)