April 27, 2017 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Lecture: Christina E. Burke, A Pictograph is Worth a Thousand Words: Reading Native Pictography
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lecture: Christina E. Burke, A Pictograph is Worth a Thousand Words: Reading Native Pictography

Arthur Bell Auditorium


The Couse Foundation and the Harwood Museum of Art present a lecture by the Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art at the Philbrooke Museum of Art, Christina E. Burke.
For thousands of years, Native people of the Plains and Plateau painted images on hide clothing and other objects to record and remember stories of brave deeds and unusual events. Translating and understanding this narrative visual language provides insight into Native culture from Native perspectives. Featuring a Plateau shirt from the Couse Foundation, this presentation will explore the pictorial tradition of recording indigenous history.


Tickets are $10 for general and $8 for Museum and Couse foundation members. Doors open at 9:30 am.