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Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry

Exhibit Opening

February 16, 2014 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Woman and Child
Unidentified woman and child, Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico,   ca 1912. Photo by Jesse Nusbaum. Glass negative. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 61712.

Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry Featuring outstanding portraits from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives collection, and updated with works of contemporary Native photographers.

2pm  Lee Marmon, Renowned Native Photographer,  Speaks on “ Photography and the Pueblo Imagination”. Lee Marmon is America’s best known and most widely respected Native American photographer.  For the past fifty years, Lee Marmon has used the magic and power of his camera lens to immortalize the noble spirit and enduring legacy of his elder tribes people in his native Laguna, New Mexico. Today, at age 79, Lee Marmon is still driven by his love and passion for his craft. From his photography studios in Laguna, New Mexico, Lee personally produces and signs each high-quality print from its original negative, using time-tested, professional darkroom techniques.   

1pm and 3pm  Dine’tah Dance Group Performance; 

12noon- 4pm Will  Wilson brings his Critical Indigenous Photographic  Exchange to the Museum with a Portable Portrait Studio. 

Will Wilson is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography, William ’Will" Wilson, Navajo, has received many awards including the 2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship at SAR,  the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2007 and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artistic Innovation Award in 2010. He was also formerly an instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is currently working on his “Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange” (CIPX), which depicts contemporary Native artists and art professionals via nineteenth-century photographic processes.

 12noon- 4pm Hands-on activities for all ages

Bring your own heirloom or historic photographs to scan and print

Hosted by the Women’s board of the Museum of New Mexico; refreshments served in celebration of the Birthday of Lloyd Kiva New (1916-2002). NM residents with ID free on Sundays, children 17 and under always free.