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Three Native Women on Like a Hammer

September 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), OUR FREEDOM IS WORTH MORE THAN OUR PAIN, 2017. Repurposed punching bags, glass beads, artificial sinew, acrylic felt, steel, and brass; 114 × 71 × 42 in. Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk), Dakota Mace (Diné), and Molli Pauliot (Ho-Chunk) will discuss Indigenous craft and gender roles reflected within Jeffrey Gibson’s work. This will include the cross-cultural use of Indigenous designs, the use of traditional and contemporary materials, and pan-Indianism referring to identity and gender.

Kendra Greendeer is a third-year Art History Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. Her research focuses on contemporary Native women artists and Indigenized museum spaces. Greendeer is also the collections manager for the Little Eagle Arts Foundation, a Ho-Chunk run arts organization.

Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) artist and scholar with concentrations in the appropriation of Indigenous designs, material culture, and textile history. Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in Photography and Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Molli Pauliot is a Buffalo clan member of the Ho-Chunk nation and pursuing a PhD in the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology. Pauliot’s research focuses on material culture and policy that affect access to cultural resources for American Indian people. She is an award-winning artist who concentrates on textiles and beadwork, with an interest in photography.


September 13, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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