Public Programs

2023 Walter Annenberg Lecture: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Nov 30, 2023

For over five decades, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, has examined and interpreted life in America through Native ideology, focusing on pressing issues of land, racism, and cultural preservation. Her pointed and often humorous works employ a rich visual vocabulary inspired by modern art historical movements like Pop and Abstract Expressionism and potent symbols of her own culture and identity, such as horses, bison, and canoes, to challenge the mainstream narratives and visual languages of American culture. For this program, Smith joins Adam Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, for a conversation about her life and work.