Gallery 66: Selling the Southwest

Gallery 66: Selling the Southwest
Friday, September 14, 2007, 6-8 PM, Opening
The Kennedy Museum of Art
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Curated by Cara Romano, Rachael Crouch, and Emily Cranz Richards, who all are completing their masters in Art History at OU. The exhibition highlights encounters between tourists and the indigenous peoples in the Southwest. It explores the appropriation of Native American symbols and art forms by outsiders for the purposes of constructing and promoting an “authentic” regional identity for the tourist market. It also examines the manner in which Native peoples were put on display as objects of the “tourist gaze,” thereby reinforcing stereotypes of Native American culture as that of an exotic “Other.”

Also opening at the same time is Art of the Zuni.

Museum hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Noon-5 pm, Thursdays Noon-8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 pm. Admission and parking is free.

Contact Beth Tragert at 740-593-1304 or tragerte -at- ohio.edu

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