IACB Curator Conor McMahon to Present Lecture at Sioux Indian Museum

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Sioux Council. Oscar Howe. Casein on watercolor paper

October 5, 2017 

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Conor McMahon, Chief Curator of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB), will present a lecture entitled, The Impact and Legacy of Oscar Howe, on Friday, October 6, 2017, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.  The presentation is in conjunction with the Journey Museum’s Turtle Soup Lecture Series.

Oscar Howe was a visionary artist whose impact of the Native American art world is still felt to this day.  From humble beginnings, he rose to the forefront of the art world, becoming South Dakota’s first Artist Laureate.  Straddling a cultural divide, his pioneering work broke down barriers for Indian artists in the mid-twentieth century.  In commemoration of Native American Day, this lecture will explore the influence of Howe’s style and techniques on the art world and also features several of his paintings housed in the permanent collection of the Sioux Indian Museum.

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.  For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

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