This special symposium celebrates the opening of Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, the National Museum of the American Indian’s major retrospective of acclaimed Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick, which is on view through September 18, 2016. Seizing the Sky: Redefining American Art honors Kay WalkingStick and considers her renowned work as a launching point for a fresh perspective and dialogue about contemporary American art with speakers from diverse viewpoints and backgrounds. The program features distinguished scholars, artists, and curators Janet Berlo, Jessica Horton, Robert Houle, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Angela Miller, Kate Morris, Jolene Rickard, Lisa Seppi, and Paul Chaat Smith. Kathleen Ash-Milby and David Penney moderate.View the symposium videos on YouTube.
Below, a film from the exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC until Sept. 16, 2016. Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian's Media Group.
A Solo exhibition, "New Paintings," by Kay WalkingStick is currently on view at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St., New York, NY, November 19th, 2015 to January 5th, 2016, concurrent with the retrospective at NMAI.
Jeff Chang author of "Who We Be: The Colorization of America" and executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University and Kay WalkingStick will engage in a dialogue about contemporary American art and culture.
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW Washington, D.C. 20560
Saturday, February 6th, 2016.
MUSEUMS WHERE WALKINGSTICK’S WORK CAN OFTEN BE SEEN:
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Art Museum, Chattanooga, TN
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH