Categories, Identity and Objects: American Indian Art

Wednesday, November 17, 2020
4–5:30 PM


This online event features a talk by Rebecca Hernandez (MFA, PhD), Director of the American Indian Resource Center at UC Santa Cruz. Her presentation will examine the inherent complexities in the academic study and public representation of American Indian culture(s), and how the categorization and defining of Native American objects aids in the construction of American Indian identity.   

 The event is hosted by the Indigenous Material and Visual Culture of the Americas (IMVCA) Working group, and co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.