On Friday March 17, 2017 Karenne Wood, director of Virginia Indian programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, delivered a keynote lecture at a conference in London marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas.
Fayerweather Hall, McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. A total of 56 works illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter and medium. Organized into three themes, or types of dialogue, the exhibition explores how Native American artists relate to the natural world, their community, and the outside world and how those relationships affect their identity and work.
Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present is curated by Dr. Johanna Minich, Consulting Curator of Native American Art. Works in the exhibition are drawn from the museum’s collection as well as loans from other institutions and individuals. Hear My Voice is a statewide exhibition and will travel to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke in 2018. The statewide tour is generously sponsored by Mareke and Heinz Schiller.
Exhibition Dates: August 19 - November 26, 2017
Find out more on the VMFA website: https://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/hear-voice-native-american-art-past-present/
UVA alumna and former intern at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, has joined the staff at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures presents
Screening Inequality: “También la lluvia”
Humanities Week 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: New Cabell 058
Synopsis: As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Wilson Hall 142, University of Virginia
Darren Ranco, University of Maine
Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University
Moderator: Karenne Wood, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Presented as part of the Environmental Humanities Symposium
Thursday, April 6 + Friday, April 7, 2017
1 West Range, Hotel A, University of Virginia
This two-day interdisciplinary conference brings together established and emerging scholars of colonialism, settler-colonialism, and race for a discussion of law, violence, borders, war, property, sovereignty, the global, and the humanities in different contexts around the globe.
National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, D.C. | February 17–May 14, 2017
Allison Bigelow, Assistant Professor of Spanish at UVA, has won two fellowships for her research on how European and indigenous empires responded to the same metallic materials in different ways. The Huntington awarded Bigelow a Barbara Thom fellowship, and the American Council of Learned Societies awarded her an ACLS Fellowship.