Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professorship in History and American Culture Inaugural Lecture: Toward an American Indian Abstract: Art, Anthropology, and Politics in the Work of Mary Sully Given By:Philip J. Deloria, Professor of History and American Culture
Lecture and reception open to the public
The following lecture abstract has been provided by Professor Deloria:Between 1928 and the mid-1940s, Dakota Sioux artist Mary Sully produced a compelling body of work at the interface of modernist aesthetics, industrial design, and Sioux visual tradition. In a combination of close readings and rich contextualizations, Phil Deloria explores her wide-ranging intellect and makes a case for her place in the canon of 1930s art.
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