Queering the Collection: Christine Duckworth

October 5, 2023, 6–7 p.m.
Pair of Earrings Cup'ig (Alaskan Native) (Artist) 1850-1950 walrus ivory, leather, assorted glass bead (Jewelry)

Location: Galleries (Please meet in the lobby on Level 1.)
Registration required.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 9), join us for a conversation about nature, identity, and art between beaded jewelry artist Christine Duckworth, a beaded jewelry artist, and Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr., Curator of the Art of the Americas. In this program, Duckworth, a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina and the 2Spirit community, and Hoobler will discuss works by Indigenous artists in the Walters collection.

Duckworth’s jewelry is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Queering the Collection is an in-gallery program series that invites queer-identifying perspectives to participate in a conversation that connects art-historical and artistic knowledge about works in our collection. Speakers discuss works of art in our galleries followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


About the Guest Speaker:

Christine Duckworth was born and raised in Baltimore City and is a proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. A current West Virginia resident, Christine spent most of her youth at the Baltimore American Indian Center (BAIC) where she learned about her Indigenous heritage and culture. Christine now serves as a board member of the BAIC where she hopes to be a voice for her Indigenous relatives. Christine started learning to dance at the age of 6 and, as a teenager, she was already creating her own beadwork. Christine continues to travel to Pow Wows as a Northern Women’s Traditional dancer and as a vendor. Christine takes every opportunity she is given to speak and educate people on the beauty of being Indigenous and continues her passion of creating beautiful beadwork with a “Native Flare.”


October 5, 2023


6–7 p.m.



Supporter Price



Talks & Lectures, Thursday Night

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