February 2 – March 31, 2010, I.D.E.A. Space
This exhibition addresses strategies of visual storytelling from multiple cultural perspectives, with particular emphasis on self-taught artists. The exhibition features Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime paintings, works by American Self-Taught artists Henry Darger and Mose Tolliver, linocut prints by Namibian artist John Muafangejo, and 19th Century ledger drawings by Northern Cheyenne artists.
Opening Reception and Story Salon #1: Compelling Stories
Tuesday, February 2, 4:30 pm, I.D.E.A. Space
This installment of the Salon Conversation series features a lively public conversation between Adrienne Seward, Colorado College English Professor and folklorist, and Brooke Davis Anderson, Curator of the American Folk Art Museum.
Lunch and Lecture: Henry Darger & Mose Tolliver by Brooke Davis Anderson
Tuesday February 2, 12:30 PM, Slocum Commons
(This event is FULL, no more reservations being taken, 2/1/2010)
Brooke Davis Anderson is the Director and Curator of the Contemporary Center of the American Folk Art Museum. She has written and lectured extensively in the fields of folk art and African-American art.
Free, reservations required. Contact Jessica Hunter-Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Story Salon #2: Collecting Stories
Tuesday, February 16, 4:30pm
The first portion of this exciting double-header Salon features a conversation about Plains Native American ledger art with artist and curator Bently Spang and Colorado College Professor of History Anne Hyde. In the second portion of the event, collectors Mary Allen-Meilinger and Harold Burch tell the stories of how they built their collections of Self-Taught American art and Australian art, respectively.
Story Salon #3: Seeing Truths
Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 pm
Film Screening Room, Edith Kinney Gaylord
Cornerstone Arts Center
In conjunction with the exhibition The House is Small But the Welcome is Big, this Salon features a presentation of Mozambican teenager Alcides Soares’ documentary about being orphaned by AIDS. The award-winning short film tells the story of Alcides and his friends as they come to terms with the loss of their parents and seek to create new family bonds. Neal Baer, the film’s Executive Producer and Lynn Warshafsky, Executive Director of Venice Arts will present the film and speak about the creation of The House is Small project.
Sponsored by the Robert & Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust, the Colorado College NEH Distinguished Professorship, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.
- Reproduced from Little Finger Nail’s Ledger Book, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.