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Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art

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The Mark Lansburgh Collection

October 2 through December 19, 2010

This collection, brought together by Mark Lansburgh, Dartmouth Class of 1949, is considered to have been the largest and most diverse of its type in private hands; it was acquired by Dartmouth College in 2007. Curated by Joe Horse Capture, this exhibition features drawings depicting both the struggle for cultural survival and the Native adaptation to an imposed non-Native lifestyle during a period of profound upheaval among the Plains peoples during the second half of the nineteenth century. It is presented in conjunction with a Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute entitled Multiple Narratives in Plains Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection.

Generously funded by Jonathan L. Cohen, Class of 1960, Tuck 1961.

Related Events

1 October, Friday, 5:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION AND OPENING RECEPTION
Native American Ledger Drawings
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Opening event for Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, moderated by Colin Colloway, The John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College. Participants include Joyce M. Szabo, Professor of Art, University of New Mexico, Seminar Director, and William H. Morton Distinguished Fellow, and Joe Horse Capture, guest curator of the exhibition and Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.

7 October, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
Striving for Recognition: Ledger Drawings and the Construction and Maintenance of Social Status during the Reservation Period
Michael Jordan, doctoral candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma
Offered in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

16 October, Saturday: 2:00 PM
TOUR
Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

21 October, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
The Mark Lansburgh Collection of Plains Indian Ledger Art: Recognizing the Artists and Identifying the Subjects
Mike Cowdrey, independent scholar
Offered in conjunction with The Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

22 October, Friday, 5:30 PM
LECTURE
The Mission of Eleazar Wheelock, the Vision of Luther Standing Bear, and Why Ledger Art Matters to Dartmouth College
Colin Calloway, The John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies and director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

28 October, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
Time, Narrative, and Individuality in Ledger Book Art
Chris Dueker, doctoral candidate, Native American Art, Columbia University
Offered in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

3 November, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 PM
ADULT WORKSHOP
Drawing for Survival: Native American Drawings from the Great Plains
In this discussion-based workshop, we’ll explore historic and contemporary Native American drawings from a variety of Plains cultures. Historically, these drawings were created by warrior-artists to recount and celebrate their heroic deeds. During the reservation era, they depicted the struggle for cultural survival. Recently, contemporary artists have referenced these drawings as expressions of Native solidarity and self-identity in their own work. In the studio, we’ll explore the idea of drawing personal moments and stories. No previous art experience necessary. Call (603) 646-1469 by November 8 to register.

11 November, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
(Un)settling Accounts: The Violent Economies of the Ledger
Melanie Benson, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
Offered in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

13 November, Saturday, 2:00 PM
TOUR
Contemporary Native American Ledger Art: Drawing on Tradition and Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

18 November, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
Ledger Art and Prison Work
Vera Palmer, Senior Lecturer, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
Offered in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

2 December, Thursday, 2:00 PM
GALLERY TALK
Second-floor galleries
Title TBA
Mary Coffey, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College
Offered in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities Institute Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection

Last Updated: 10/7/10