In honor of the Elder roles held by exhibiting artists Rick Bartow and Lillian Pitt and the theme of Ancestry that runs through their concurrent solo exhibitions, MAM's Association of Art Museum Directors Diversity Intern Dylan Running Crane selected 10 works from the MAM Collections. The works represent a variety of artists and perspectives, inviting viewers to examine the different connotations the term ‘ancestor’ can hold for different cultures. Ancestry will be will be the subject of the Indian Country Conversation discussion with Lillian Pitt on November 9.
Image: Mario Martinez (Yaqui), Scottsdale Yaquis: Generations, seven-color lithograph, 2001. Missoula Art Museum Contemporary American Indian Art Collection, donated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, 2003.06v.