Panel Discussion: Peripheral Vision(s)

Panel Discussion: Peripheral Vision(s)

October 17, 2019 | Published by MMA

Peripheral Vision(s) Panel Discussion November 20, 2019
McMaster Museum of Art
Wednesday, November 20,  6 – 9 pm
Doors open and refreshments 6 pm. Panel Discussion from 7 – 9 pm.


professor of art/art history and visual culture, University of Rochester
curator, artist, author, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous visual culture and curatorial practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON
independent photo-based artist, recipient of the 2019 Governor General Award for the Visual and Media Arts
curator of Indigenous art, McMaster Museum of Art

Please join us at the McMaster Museum of Art for an insightful, critical dialogue on the “Indian” image and how it has shaped and been shaped by artists over time. Drawing on themes central to Peripheral Vision(s)―representation, portraiture, commemoration, truth, and history-making―the panelists will offer up their individual perspectives on the work of 19th century Northern Plains warrior-artists and 20th century artists, Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder, whilst situating their works within the broadened context of Indigenous art history. The panelists have all contributed essays to the Peripheral Vision(s) publication which launches at this event.

This panel is presented as a complement to the exhibition Peripheral Vision(s) and is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come-first-served.


Banner images: Iron Cloud / MahpiyamazaIron Cloud performing Counting Coup or Scalp Dance, c. 1876, pencil and crayon on paper, Simcoe County Museum; Leonard BaskinWhite Man Runs Him – Crow Scout, 1993, lithograph on paper. Gift of Rabbi Bernard & Mrs. Marjorie Baskin, 1996. McMaster Museum of Art. © The Estate of Leonard Baskin; Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York; Fritz ScholderPortrait of an American #2, 1973, lithograph on paper. Gift of Anthony and Rene Donaldson, Harwood Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico © Estate of Fritz Scholder