About the Speaker
Cécile R. Ganteaume is an associate curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and formerly at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in New York. Ganteaume writes on American Indian art, culture, and history. She is co-curator of the award-winning exhibition Americans, on view at the museum on the National Mall through 2022. Her most recent book, Officially Indian: Symbols That Define the United States, published in fall 2017, is the companion book to Americans. She serves on the curatorial committee of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, and is a recipient of a 2011 Secretary of the Smithsonian’s Excellence in Research Award and a team recipient of the 2018 Smithsonian Excellence in Exhibitions Award.
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Photo credit: Pocahontas, unidentified artist, after Simon van de Passe, oil on canvas, after 1616, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the A. W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, 1942.
Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Online
American Indian Museum
Rasmuson Theater, 1st floor
Free; seating is available on a first come, first served basis.