Gallery Talk with Anne Holub and M. L. Smoker in Conversation on Indigenous Representation
Saturday, June 1, 2024 // 1 PM

Join us for a FREE Gallery Talk, The Importance of Representation and Storytelling in Native American Poetry, on Saturday, June 1, at 1:00 PM.

Museum writer-in-residence Anne Holub will present a Gallery Talk in conversation with Montana poet M.L. Smoker to explore the importance of representation, language, and storytelling in Native American poetry. Smoker — Nakoda, Dakota, and Lakota, an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Tribe — served as Montana co-poet laureate from 2019–2021. Her first collection of poems, Another Attempt at Rescue, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2005. She also co-authored a children’s graphic novel entitled Thunderous, which was published in 2022. The Talk will feature a discussion of poetry written by Indigenous writers and audio recordings of poems spoken by writers in their native languages.

The Gallery Talk will take place on the 2nd floor of the Museum, in the midst of the unique photography exhibit In Conversation: Will Wilson. After the presentation, we hope you take time to explore the augmented reality storytelling featured in some of Wilson’s photographs on exhibit and compare those personal stories to the ones not told in the exhibit’s companion photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis.

Learn more about the exhbition here.

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