Behind the Scenes: Curating, Land Rights, Art and Innovation

Thursday, September 24, 2020
7 pm | Online
In this webinar, Kluge-Ruhe interns Addie Patrick and Ashley Botkin join Kluge-Ruhe curator Henry F. Skerritt to discuss what it was like to curate the exhibition From Little Things Big Things Grow, currently on view at Kluge-Ruhe. In surveying six decades of artistic production, the exhibition shows the deeply personal ways in which individual artists relate to their lands and the innovative ways in which they express this continuing relationship. At the same time, it reveals the inextricable connection between art, identity and Indigenous people’s political desire to communicate their ownership of, and belonging to, places of their ancestors. What is the relationship between the land rights movement and Aboriginal art? What does it mean to curate Aboriginal art? What are the major themes of the exhibition? These questions and more will be answered in this one hour virtual program.  This program is free, but requires registration. This exhibition and program are sponsored by The Jefferson Trust. Picture of Ashley Botkin and Addie Patrick in the Kluge-Ruhe