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Remembering the Future Symposium

Visionary Artists and Thought Leaders Explore the Past, Present and Future of Indigenous Art

The Remembering the Future Symposium on October 7 and 8 is bringing together more than 20 leading Native American artists, along with museum directors, curators, scholars, and tribal knowledge keepers, discussing artistic practices, important movements, innovations and new directions in art.



10:00 a.m. Welcome: David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO
Land Acknowledgement: Roshii Montaño (Diné)

10:15 a.m. Reflections on Shared Visions
David M. Roche and Dr. W. Richard West Jr.

Session 1

10:30 a.m. – The past 25 years: observations, encounter and response, movements, themes, landmark exhibitions
Moderator: Dr. W. Richard West, Jr.
Panel: Peter Jemison, Tony Abeyta, Brian Vallo

Session 2

1:00 p.m. – Traditional Knowledge/Contemporary Meanings
Moderator: Sean Mooney
Panel: Nora Naranjo Morse, Jacob Butler

Session 3

2:15 p.m. – Redefining American Art
Moderator: Dr. Anya Montiel
Panel: Bob Haozous, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Joe Feddersen

*Day ends at 4:00 p.m. All guests invited to attend First Friday.*



10:00 a.m. Welcome: David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO
Land Acknowledgement: Velma Kee Craig (Diné)

10:10 a.m. – Virtual Keynote: Kay WalkingStick

Session 4

10:30 a.m. – Murals and Public Art
Moderator: Jake Meders
Panel: Thomas Breeze Marcus, Dwayne Manuel, Liv Barney

Session 5

11:30 a.m. – Technology: application, innovation, new directions, barriers
Moderator: Dr. Henrietta Lidchi
Panel: Cara Romero, Steven Yazzie, Michael Namingha

Session 6

2:00 p.m. – Museum of the Future
Moderator: Dr. heather ahtone
Panel: Dr. Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Dr. John Lukavic, Dr. Jami Powell, Dr. David Martinez

Session 7

3:00 p.m. – How Do We Measure Success?
Moderator: Dr. Trevor Reed
Panel: All participants

*Day concludes at 4:00 p.m., along with Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration*

The Remembering the Future Symposium is made possible through support from:

Kay Walkingstick (Cherokee). "Cardinal Points," 1985. Acrylic, oil, wax on canvas

Event Details

October 7 – 8, 2022
Friday – Saturday

Cost: Free

Heard Museum Campus

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Online registration is now closed, but a limited number of seats are available for walk-up registration.

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