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VIRTUAL ONLY—Lara M. Evans and Manuela Well-Off-Man: Action/Abstraction Redefined—A Conversation

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

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Henry “Hank” Delano Gobin (Kwi Tlum Kadim) (Tulalip/Snohomish, 1941–2013), “Northwest Design,” 1966, casein and ink on paper. MoCNA Collection, Honors Collection.
Fritz Scholder, (Mission/Luiseno), “New Mexico Number 1,” 1965, oil on canvas, 71 3/8 x 55 inches. MoCNA Collection.

Lara M. Evans (Cherokee Nation) is an art historian based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned her PhD at the University of New Mexico. Her most recent curatorial project is Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Invitational 2023: Sharing Honors and Burdens. After a long career as art history faculty, Dr. Evans is now Vice President of Programs for First Peoples Fund, where she builds arts infrastructure for Native communities.

Mike Medicine Horse Zillioux (Akimel O’odham/Cheyenne/Pawnee), “The Day Jackson Pollack Became Christian,” 1974, acrylic, rawhide, and salt on canvas, 52 x 48 1/4 inches. MoCNA Collection.

Manuela Well-Off-Man is an art historian and chief curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has curated national and international contemporary Native American art exhibitions and authored numerous catalog essays and magazine articles. Well-Off-Man received her Ph.D. in art history from the Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and her M.A. degree in art history, archaeology and pedagogy from the University of Cologne, Germany.

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