A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians - A Lecture by Sascha Scott

Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

James A. Little Theatre

1060 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe NM 87505


School of Advanced Research Members | FREE
Non-Members | $10



Art historian Sascha Scott explores the strange mixture of art and Indian politics between the two world wars. During the 1910s and 20s, artists in New Mexico helped to ferry in an epochal shift in federal Indian policy from assimilation to cultural preservation through their art and actions. Representations of Pueblo Indians by these artists fueled the tourist industry in the region. Paintings by Anglo-American artists, including Ernest L. Blumenschein, John Sloan, and Georgia O’Keeffe, are often caste as celebratory or unambiguously exploitative. Professor Scott demonstrates how one gains a more robust understanding of early twentieth-century representations of Pueblo Indians and the fraught historical context in which they were created.

Sponsored by:
Walter Burke Catering, Inc.
Dan Merians & Tamara Bates, UBS Financial Services

Series Sponsors:

Adobo Catering