Kent Monkman – Miss Chief in the Museum

Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman

“Artist Kent Monkman will present the Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture on February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, University of King’s College.

History is subjective. The dominant version of history upheld in museums on this continent is told from the perspective of the colonial settler cultures who projected their values and ideals onto the Indigenous people and landscape of North America. Cree artist Kent Monkman discusses his interventions in museums that have taken form as commissioned paintings, curated exhibitions, videos, and site specific performances. Monkman will also discuss his recent commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – two monumental history paintings for the Great Hall and the creation of a new performance piece.”

There will be a live stream of the event.

See the University of King’s College for more details

 

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