Media advisory: Curator of Native American art will deliver annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture

By | September 12, 2017

Jill Ahlberg Yohe

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2017—Jill Ahlberg Yohe, an assistant curator of native American art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, will deliver the annual Donald Danforth Jr. Lecture on Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The free lecture lecture—titled “Beauty in the Making: Native American Art”—begins at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 21 in the Museum’s Farrell Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Museum’s Information Center or through MetroTix.

A former assistant curator of Native American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Ahlberg Yohe will discuss the impact of collaborative relationships between museums and Native communities and her experiences installing the Donald Danforth Jr. Collection of Plains Indian Art.

Ahlberg Yohe edited the 2016 catalogue “Plains Indian Art of the Early Reservation Era,” an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural examination of that collection, which Carolyn Danforth gave to the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2010. The 248-page, fully illustrated catalogue examines not only Donald Danforth Jr. and his sensibilities as a collector of Native American art, but also situates the artworks as evidence of remarkable creativity in the context of tumultuous historical change.

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