ARTH501 - Kaye Curatorial Seminar: Alaskan Native American Art (Tlingit and Haida)

Topic varies.
Section 401 - SEM
* To introduce Penn students in general and Art History majors in particular to the experience of encountering culturally distant but significant artifacts of art and dress--specifically to one of the world's great collections of Northwest North American native/First Nations creations. In particular, to broaden students' concept of art and culture through the investigation of less familiar media, particularly weaving, costume, and symbolic carving and painting. *To understand the history of a collection's acquisition, including the distinctive relationship between Louis Shotridge, a Tlingit, with the Penn Museum. Further, to consider the contrast between the cultural interactions and acquisition policies of the early twentieth century and the repatriation concerns and de-accession ethics of the twenty-first century. Here the input of legal counsel Wendy White and Professor Robert Preucell will be critical contributions.
W 0200PM-0500PM
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT B.
SILVER, LARRY A.
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 419
  • HIST670401