Dressed to Kill: Horse Masking of the Plains and Plateau Indians

February 25, 2008 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Marin Civic Center
San Rafael

by Winfield Coleman

Mr. Coleman will cover masking in the broad sense: focused especially on the wonderful masks drawn over the heads of horses, but also touching on various other accouterments and, especially, horse paints, as well as the historical origins of these various components.

Winfield Coleman is an artist and a scholar who has published numerous articles on American Indian culture, and illustrated museum catalogs and ethnographic books. He is a contributor to the award winning book, American Indian Horse Masks (Hawk Hill Press, 2006). From 2002 to 2005 he was Curatorial Assistant at the Cantor Art Center, Stanford University. He also is a board member of the Friends of Ethnic Art.