American Indian ceramic artwork

Symposia

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art Symposium

The Petrie Institute offers annual scholarly symposia that relate directly to either the department’s exhibitions or other major topics in western American art. The 11th Annual Petrie Institute of Western American Art Symposium Set in the West: Telling Tales in Art and Film was held on January 4, 2017.

Biannual Symposium on American Indian Art

Every other year the native arts department hosts a symposium on topics related to American Indian art. Through this event the scholarly dialog on American Indian art is advanced. The upcoming symposium In Dialog: Fritz Scholder and the Art World was held on January 7, 2016.

Mayer Center Symposium

Mayer Center symposia are held annually, alternating between pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art topics. Circulación: Movement of Ideas, Art and People in Spanish America was held on October 21-22, 2016.