A photo of Martha Graham dancing
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Yousuf Karsh, Martha Graham, 1948 © Yousuf Karsh, Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh. National Portrait Gallery

A Promise Kept: The Inspiring Life and Works of Suzan Shown Harjo

A Promise Kept: The Inspiring Life and Works of Suzan Shown Harjo
September2020199:00am
Influential policy advocate, writer, curator, and a 2014 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) will be recognized for a lifetime of achievement at a symposium co-hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Arts on September 20. As a museum's Founding Trustee, Harjo’s legacy of activism and artistic accomplishment has long inspired American Indian peoples and influenced U.S. policies about Native sovereignty and culture.

The program, titled “A Promise Kept: The Inspiring Life and Works of Suzan Shown Harjo,” coincides with the museum’s anniversary. The event will be webcast and a book of essays by the participating scholars, writers, and museum leaders will be published in 2020. Free and open to the public.

Categories

Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online


Sponsor

American Indian Museum


Co-sponsor

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Arts


Venue

American Indian Museum


Event Location

Rasmuson Theater


Webcast

americanindian.si.edu…


Cost

Free


Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible