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Appropriation in the Arts Series – Moving from Appropriation to Authenticity

September 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

September 17, 2023, 2pm, Museum of Northern Arizona

Moving from Appropriation to Authenticity 

This panel discussion will be an introduction to the overarching issues surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous art and pose the questions: What is illegal? What is not illegal but still unethical? What are consumers’ responsibilities when considering purchasing art? Panelists will discuss the Indian Arts & Crafts Act as a framework for these questions. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, the Edward Bridge Danson, Jr. Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona and also Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University.

 Museum’s entry fee of $15 required to attend. Members of Museum of Northern Arizona  and Sedona Arts Center can attend for free.

Panelists: Liz Wallace, Marcus Monenkerit, Mark Bahti  


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.


September 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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