Spring Speaker Series | Making Sovereignty: Native American Tourist Art

Housatonic Museum of Art

Mar 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for an interactive conversation with the emerging scholar, Manon Gaudet, PhD candidate in the History of Art at Yale University. Manon will discuss the collection of Native North American artworks and belongings currently on view in the Elizabeth Fray Gallery, with a specific focus on pieces made for the tourist market. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how Indigenous artists interacted with a market for Native American goods in the nineteenth-century and the significance of making as an act of sovereignty.

Contact Name: Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Contact Email: jreynolds-kaye@housatonic.edu

Contact Phone: (203) 332-5052

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Ticket Information

Tickets are $50 and include hand-crafted appetizers, drinks, free parking, and lively conversation. This series supports the important educational programs and special exhibitions that the HMA offers to its students, faculty and staff, and greater community.

(203) 332-5052



Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Street parking and extensive multi-story parking lot on site

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