Innovation in Pueblo Arts: Tradition, Transformation, and the Marketplace

When: Back to Calendar » February 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Friends of Ethnic Art presents a FREE Lecture
Sunday Feb. 17, 10-11 AM
At the 2019 Marin American Indian Art Show

Innovation in Pueblo Arts:
Tradition, Transformation, and the Marketplace

By Bruce Bernstein, PhD

At the turn of the last century, the notion of Indian art as art in its own right and not ethnography was a foreign concept. Dr. Bernstein will discuss what has happened since then, focusing on Pueblo pottery and paintings. It is a story of the ever-evolving independent creativity of Native artists to shape their arts, culture, and their market.

Dr. Bruce Bernstein is a leading authority on Native arts of the American Southwest. He has held directorship positions at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, The Museum of Indian Art (Santa Fe), and The Santa Fe Indian Market. Currently, he serves as Executive Director with the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts and the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pueblo of Pojoaque.