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Following her one-woman presentation the previous evening, playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith will be joined by Julia Wolfe, composer, educator, and recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music, in CultureTalk, an exploration of the ideas surrounding the arts and culture.
Art Talk Thursday is a new programming series that brings you the opportunity to learn about art at Krannert Art Museum in a social, relaxed atmosphere. This month’s 30-minute art chat will feature Museum Director Jon Seydl, talking about works of art in the collection that he finds most intriguing.
Storyteller and activist Dovie Thomason (Lakota, Apache and Scot descent) uses her indigenous ancestry to weave an epic story that deconstructs the phenomenon of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s “Wild West” spectacle. Over a century later, Thomason upgrades Cody’s so-called history lesson, reframing this narrative through Native experience.
For decades, the First Nations of North America suffered the loss of their children to government boarding schools, where they were forcibly “re-educated” in programs intended to speed their assimilation and “civilization,” at the cost of culture and identity.
“The Great Chernobyl Acceleration” With Kate Brown, Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.