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Native American contemporary arts event coming to UCR’s Culver Center

By in Press Enterprise on October 30, 2017

By Ryan Hagen

A four-day symposium at UC Riverside this week will feature Native American art from contemporary artists and discussions with featured artists, scholars and critics.

From Wednesday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Nov. 4, “Neo Native: Toward New Mythologies” will add to the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts’ 40-work exhibition of the same name, which opened in June at the Rancho Cucamonga-based gallery.

Eight of the exhibit’s featured artists will meet to discuss their art and the role art plays in Native communities, a news release states.

Keynote speakers include Paul Chaat Smith, author, critic, and associate curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and artists Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch, both of whom created banners for water protectors during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests as part of their Onaman Collective.

The exhibit is at the UCR Culver Center of the Arts, 3824 Main St., Riverside.

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