Events \\ Art in Discussion

American Truths: T.C. Cannon’s Reckoning, Representation and Renewal

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10 am-5:30 pm

Join us for a day of discussion held in conjunction with the exhibition T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America. The program brings together curators, artists, art historians, collectors and the public to share and consider groundbreaking scholarship on the stunning art and life of T.C. Cannon (Caddo/Kiowa, 1946-1978) and his legacy.


9–10 am
Coffee and Pastries

MORNING SESSION | 10 AM–12 PM

10 am
WELCOME REMARKS
Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

10:15 am
OVERVIEW OF T.C. CANNON: AT THE EDGE OF AMERICA
Karen Kramer, Exhibition Curator and Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture; Director of the Native American Fellowship Program, PEM

10:45 am
Poetry Reading Part I
Santee Frazier (Cherokee Nation)

10:50 am
Cannon and Canon: T.C. Cannon in American Art
Each panelist will present a paper for 15 minutes, followed by Q&A with the audience.

Copley | Cannon | Canon
Austen Barron Bailly, Ph.D., The George Putnam Curator of American Art, PEM

Can the Canon Burst?
Janet Dees, Ph.D., Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

From the Margins to the Matrix: T.C. Cannon and the Printmaking Renaissance
Rachel Allen (Nez Perce), Curatorial Mellon Fellow, PEM

Absent from the Annals of American Art
Adriana Zavala, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University


LUNCH ON YOUR OWN AND EXHIBITION VIEWING | 12–2 PM


AFTERNOON SESSION | 2–5 PM

2 pm
Poetry Reading Part II
Santee Frazier (Cherokee Nation)

2:05 pm
Consulting the Sky: T.C. Cannon’s Poetry and Prose
Each panelist will discuss a poem from the exhibition or publication for about five minutes after which the moderator will ask questions to the presenters.

Melanie Benson Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College; contributor to T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America publication

Matt Hooley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Literature and the Environment, Department of English, Clemson University

Dorothy Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of American Studies and Faculty Affiliate in English, Williams College

Santee Frazier (Cherokee Nation), poet and educator; contributor to T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America publication

William S. Yellow Robe Jr. (Assiniboine), playwright and poet; Libra Professor, English Department, University of Maine

Moderated by Matthew Grinder, Adjunct Faculty, Central Maine Community College; Ph.D. candidate, Union Institute and University

3–3:15 pm
Coffee Break

3:15 pm
Poetry Reading Part III
Santee Frazier (Cherokee Nation)

3:20 pm
Great Medicine: Cannon’s Enduring Legacy
Each panelist will discuss a Cannon work from the exhibition and one of their own artworks for five minutes, and talk about the inspiration each takes from Cannon’s work. After this, the moderator will ask questions to the presenters.

America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), visual artist, Publishing Editor of First American Art Magazine; contributor to T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America publication

Hoka Skenandore (Oneida/Oglala Lakota/Luiseño/Chicano), visual artist and Master of Fine Arts Candidate, University of Oklahoma

Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), visual artist

Ken Williams Jr. (Northern Arapaho/Seneca), visual artist and Manager of the Case Trading Post, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe

Moderated by Karen Kramer

4:15 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Philip J. Deloria (Dakota), Ph.D., Professor of History, Harvard University


Location: Morse Auditorium
Included with museum admission