Continuing the conversation: Indigenous Contemporary opens this week

Well gee golly. I wrote an article about our imminent exhibition for the USF Museum Studies blog, and it just went live. Fun fun fun!!

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by Nicole Meldahl

Nicole Meldahl Nicole Meldahl

The best part about being a Museum Studies graduate student is stepping outside your comfort zone within your chosen field, even if you’ve been a museum professional for some time. This is particularly true for students in Professor John Zarobell’s Curatorial Practicum being taught this Fall as an elective course in the University of San Francisco’s museum studies program. This week, our class opens Interwoven: Indigenous Contemporary–the contemporary Native Californian art exhibit we have curated at USF’s Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery.

The curatorial practicum students meeting with Professor John Zarobell to begin the installation process. The curatorial practicum students meeting with Professor John Zarobell to begin the installation process.

Interwoven: Indigenous Contemporary continues a conversation on Indigenous artistry from the Thacher Gallery’s Fall exhibit, Interwoven: Native California Basketry Arts from the Missions Forward. It moves the dialogue forward by presenting a survey of generationally diverse artists who dispel romanticized Native American archetypes and challenge preconceived…

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