American Indian ceramic artwork

Symposia

Scholarly symposia are presented annually on the topics of pre-Columbian or Spanish Colonial art; western American art; and biannually on American Indian art.

Virgin Embroidering with Saints Anne & Joaquim (detail)

Mayer Center Symposium

Materiality: Making Spanish America will bring together an international group of scholars to explore topics central to the formation and evolution of materiality in the Spanish Americas.

The Petrie Institute of Western American Art Symposium

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 Petrie Institute of Western American Art is pleased to announce its 13th annual symposium, Familiar Images: Icons of International Frontiers, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

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Douglas Society tour of the exhibition “Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980” with associate curator John Lukavic.

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 most recent symposium, In Dialog: Fritz Scholder and the Art World, was held on January 7, 2016.

  • George Catlin, Wi-Jun-Jon, the Pigeon's Egg Head, Going to Washington, Returning to His Home, 1844
    Event: Lectures & Programs

    Familiar Images: Icons of International Frontiers

    2019 Western American Art Symposium
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 10:00am5:00pm.

    This year’s symposium will focus on the art of countries who share frontier histories with the American West, including Australia, South America and Canada. More