Events \\ Presentation

The Ghosting of America’s Past

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us to consider how a history of forgetting the atrocities of America’s past affects the present and the future. Panelists include Nature’s Nation artists Valerie Hegarty and Cannupa Hanska Luger ( Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) and catolog contributor Anne McClintock, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University.  Moderated by Karen Kramer, Pem's Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art, and Austen Barron Bailly, The George Putnam Curator of American Art.

Made possible by the Margaret Nowell Graham Lecture Fund
Location: Morse Auditorium



Through the Repellent Fence

(2017, 74 minutes)
3:15–4:30 pm

Back by popular demand, we offer another opportunity for you to view this powerful documentary. Follow the indigenous arts collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, a two-mile long land installation straddling the U.S.-Mexico border. Crossing the border a mile in each direction, the artwork’s “scare eye” (one of which is on view in Nature’s Nation) is redeployed to “see” connections, not boundaries, between cultures and land.

Location: Morse Auditorium


Both programs held in conjunction with Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

Both programs are included with museum admission but advanced reservations are recommended.