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Appropriation in the Arts Series – Drawing Cultural Inspiration

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

January 21, 2024, 2pm, Sedona Arts Center


Drawing Cultural Inspiration

This panel discussion will focus on Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists’ use of cultural symbols, the history of Indigenous representation in art, and the dynamics between the dominant culture and Indigenous artists who rely on their art for financial success. This discussion will pose the questions:  Who is harmed by the misuse of Native imagery in art? What are galleries’ and consumers’ responsibilities when selling/purchasing Indigenous art? This discussion will be moderated by Anthony Thibodeau, Director of Research and Collections at the Museum of Northern Arizona.


Panelists: Charles King, Susan Kliewer Dolan, Jason Garcia, Antonio Chavarria


Appropriation in the Arts Series
Sponsored by the Museum of Northern Arizona, Sedona Arts Center, and Arizona Humanities

The Museum of Northern Arizona and Sedona Arts Center are holding a series of exploratory panel discussions that will introduce ideas, philosophies, laws, ethics, and lived experiences pertaining to appropriation of Indigenous art forms and culture and that will culminate in a guide for consumers and collectors. There will be two talks held at the Museum of Northern Arizona this year and one at Sedona Arts Center in January of 2024. Museum and Arts Center members can attend the talks for free.

Support for this series is provided by the AZ Humanities Council.



January 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sedona Arts Center
State Route 89A and Art Barn Road
Sedona, 86336 United States
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