October 26 Joslyn Around Town
Annual Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture
6:30 pm

Free admission. This program has been rescheduled from last spring and will be held at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, located at 7023 Cass Street.

“Water, Bones, and Bombs:” Foregrounding Indigenous Voices
Presented by Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby, Associate Curator of Native American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) will present on her book Water, Bones, and Bombs, forthcoming through University of Nebraska Press, which examines the lives and art of Pueblo artists Tonita Peña, Helen Hardin, and American painter Georgia O’Keeffe during environmental disputes in twentieth-century northern New Mexico. Dr. Norby will also share about her curatorial practices which work to elevate Indigenous voices and experiences in current and upcoming exhibitions of Native American art at The Met and include the work of George Morrison (Grand Portage Chippewa).

In September 2020, Dr. Norby made history with her appointment at The Met, becoming the first full-time curator of Native American art in the museum’s 150-year history. Since then, Dr. Norby has broken institutional barriers by engaging bold, refreshing, community-centered approaches that foreground Indigenous voices and experiences within The Met’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Her curatorial vision and strategies have been celebrated by the New York Times, PBS, Forbes magazine, and Bitch Media, and she has been described as “a new voice in an old institution” by the Santa Fe New Mexican’s arts and culture magazine, Pasatiempo.

The Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture invites distinguished speaker—acclaimed artists, scholars, and visionary thinkers in the field of art and creativity—to engage and inspire audiences who wish to better understand and appreciate art from around the world and throughout time. The series was created through an estate gift from Graham Lusk, Ph.D., and honors both Graham and Sally’s commitment to Joslyn.