Left: Jason Wesaw (Potawatomi), Healing Blanket, 2014, Hand dyed and hand sewn muslin, flannel, transfer prints on Rives bfk, poly ribbon, sinew, oil pastel, 40 x 60 inches. Right: Jason Wesaw (Potawatomi), Morning song for the sun and fire spirits, 2020, Oil pastel and copper leaf on incised, deckled edge paper, embroidered with copper thread.

The History of Art department’s Living Land Acknowledgement Group is honored to bring Indigenous artists, curators, and cultural leaders to host talks, workshops, performances, and roundtable discussions during the 2021-22 academic year. This series, “Indigenous Arts in Focus,” aims to contribute meaningful programming in Native American and Indigenous art, art history, advocacy, and scholarship at Penn and beyond. These events will reflect a diverse array of Indigenous arts and cultural contexts from across Turtle Island. With support from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, this project seeks to center Indigenous arts in partnership with the Native American and Indigenous Studies program, Natives at Penn, and We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust of greater Philadelphia, among other organizations.