Native American Arts at Yale: “Between Rocks and Hard Places: Indigenous Lands, Settler Art Histories and Sites of Power”

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
Loria Center, 351 See map
190 York Street
New Haven
Promoted by RITM

Lecture by Professor Ruth Phillips of Carleton University (see brief bio below).

Ruth Phillips received her doctorate in African art history from the School of Oriental and African Art at the University of London in 1979, and wrote her dissertation on the masquerades performed by Mende women in Sierra Leone. As a post-doctoral fellow she extended her research to the indigenous arts of North America. Two curatorial projects in this area, Patterns of Power: The Jasper Grant Collection and Great Lakes Indian Art of the Early Nineteenth Century (1984) and the Northeast component of The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada’s First Peoples (1988) stimulated a further expansion of her research to include the museum representation of non-Western arts.