Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture Series: Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora)

  • On Thursday, October 29, 2020, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) presented a virtual lecture featuring Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora), artist, curator, and associate professor of art history and visual studies and director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University. As one of the featured artists from the landmark exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists Rickard discusses art, process, and scholarship relating to her work on Native and Indigenous aesthetics. Rickard has published extensively on Native artists and identity and has collaborated on exhibitions with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. She also served as an advisory board member during the highly collaborative conception of Hearts of Our People, which was on view at the Renwick Gallery.

    This program is part of our annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series, which presents new insights in American art from the perspectives of outstanding artists, critics, and scholars. The series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith.