Indigenizing Institutions: Taylor Rose Payer

November 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. to noonCalendar Icon

TimeNovember 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. to noon

As more and more institutions develop "decolonization" initiatives aimed at addressing museum collections and archive issues, Taylor Rose practices an approach that some scholars call indigenizing institutions. Thinking with scholars in the field including Amy Lonetree and Jolene Rickard, she aims to open up discussion around museums as sites of Indigenous memory, cultural renewal, and artistic engagement. Join us as we learn from Taylor Rose's experience with and beyond repatriation, as well as her work to build relationships between Native communities, artists, museums, and archives. Together, we will consider the limits and possibilities of an Indigenizing institutions framework.

  • This lecture and conversation is in conjunction with the Strategic Assessment of Collections that Colleen Stockmann, assistant professor of art history, is working on with art history majors and Adrianna Darden in the Library & Archives on campus. Email for more info. This project and lecture series are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the President’s Council on Indigenous Relations at Gustavus Adolphus College.

More about the speaker: Taylor Rose Payer is a PhD student and Anishinaabe scholar in the Art History Department at the University of Minnesota where she studies twentieth-century Native North American art and material culture as well as global representations of Indigenous people, art, and culture. Her current research interests include Native women textile artists, visual sovereignty, materiality and performance, and the global circulation of Indigenous art from the Great Lakes region. A citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Taylor Rose has an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University and B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College. While an undergrad, Taylor interned at the Hood Museum of Art where she developed a deep interest in collections, art, and museum education. Since then, Taylor has had various curatorial, research, and education roles at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Portland Art Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the All My Relations Arts Gallery. With Maggie Thompson, she co-curated the exhibition Reframing Minnesota: Beyond a Single Art Story and her writing can be found in Manual, Monuments Now, and First American Art Magazine.

PostedNov 04, 2022