Photo by Lisa Whitecloud-Richard. 2012.

Photo by Lisa Whitecloud-Richard. 2012.

The Otsego Institute for native american art history, 2012

Native American Art: The Being of Objects

The Otsego Institute for Native American Art History was founded in 1996 to support and promote the highest standards in the field of Native American art history. Between 1997 and 2002, the Otsego Institute symposium, planned by the institute and sponsored by NYSHA, brought together Native and non-Native artists, museum professionals and scholars, to address the theoretical issues in the study of Native American art.   In 2002, the format of Otsego Institute activities was modified from an academic conference to an advanced workshop for graduate students who examined Native American art history within a framework of formal lectures, hands-on workshops, and informal discussion of contemporary research and scholarly practices with co-participants and faculty.

The logo for Otsego Institute is the Thunderbird motif adapted from an Anishnaabe quilled bag, ca. 1790, in the Thaw Collection at the Fenimore Art Museum (#T0008).

Workshop Participants:
Yve Chavez, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Kristen Daigle, York University, Toronto, ON
Fiona McDonald, University College London, London, UK
Emily Moore, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Alex Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Patricia Norby, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Chris Patrello, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Darsita Ryan, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Carolyn Ann Smith, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Sarah Anne Stolte, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
Mette van der Hooft, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
Lisa Whitecloud-Richard, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB