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Walking Tour: Artistic Encounters with Indigenous America at the Met

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This exhibition (December 3, 2018 through May 13, 2019) will explore how European and American artists (mis)represented indigenous North Americans in drawings, prints, watercolors, photographs, and popular ephemera from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.  Featuring more than forty works from the Met’s collection, the display will trace the evolution of this complex imagery over time, highlighting the ways in which it contributed to the creation and dissemination of myths and misconceptions about native peoples, often justifying their dispossession, cultural destruction, and genocide.  From formulaic depictions of so-called savage warriors and Indian princesses to romanticized representations of a "vanishing race," these works reveal the pervasive influence of indigenous America on the Euro-American imagination.


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Page Knox 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/8/2019 - 3/8/2019 Weekly - Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art  Map Page Knox