Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Sunday, November 26, 202312:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art
The first major exhibition to center performance as an origin point for the development of contemporary art by Native American, First Nations, Inuit, and Alaska Native artists opens this June at the Center for Curatorial Studies’ (CCS Bard) Hessel Museum of Art. Curated by leading scholar and curator Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Indian Theater traces the history of experimentation that emerged from the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Department for New Native Theater in the late 1960s and continues to inform the practice of Native artists today. The exhibition brings together over 100 works by over 40 artists and collectives, including some new commissions, and performances by Rebecca Belmore (Anishinaabe), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), Jeffrey Gibson (The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee), Maria Hupfield (Anishnaabek, Wasauksing First Nation / Canada), Kite (Oglala Lakota), and Eric-Paul Riege (Diné).
Open Wednesday – Monday, noon – 6:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays.
For more information, call 845-758-7598, e-mail [email protected], or visit https://ccs.bard.edu/museum/exhibitions/719-indian-theater