The museum will also host a "State of the Art" symposium Friday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at the New Mexico History Museum. Many art museums across the United States are reconsidering their collections of American Indian art given new developments in Native American studies and art history. Moderated by David W. Penney, associate director for scholarship of the National Museum of the American Indian, the symposium features an accomplished panel of art museum directors who will discuss how their organizations are helping audiences see American Indian art in new ways.
"Throughout the past few decades, Native film has seen exponential, noteworthy growth," said Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian. "Since 2001, the showcase has presented nearly a thousand films—an impressive number but still only a small fraction of the works being produced. The films we choose to screen are not only among the best, but culturally significant and representative of many diverse viewpoints."
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