The Rijksmuseum is pleased to invite you to “Interrogating Western Americana: Photography, Indigeneity, Ecology.” This convening will examine how photography shaped the ecological and racial narratives that enabled colonialism in the American West. Featuring the work of Native and non-Native scholars, this study day will address this topic from art historical and interdisciplinary perspectives that will reconfigure the ways in which we position photographs of Indigenous peoples and the environment.
Our guest participants include Elizabeth Hutchinson (Columbia University), Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (University of California, Davis), Jolene Rickard (Cornell University), and Henrietta Lidchi (Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen).
This Study Day is free and open to the public but requires registration. To sign up for the event please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/trrooJFxH8W7t4gM9 .
This study day is made possible by The Terra Foundation for American Art.