Curator, artist, and professor Darienne (Dare) Turner, an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe of California, critically engages with Indigenous art and history in multiple ways. In this conversation with Ellen Hoobler, William B. Ziff, Jr. Associate Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Walters Art Museum, Turner will discuss her work as Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art, her leadership in developing land acknowledgments, and her artistic practice, which seeks to decolonize graphic design. Following the conversation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience. This program was developed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Please note that this program will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel at a later date.
About the Guest Speaker:
Darienne Turner is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe of California, the Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art where she teaches Decolonizing Design. Educated at Stanford University and Bard Graduate Center, Dare’s work critically engages the intersection of indigeneity, art, and design. In her role at the BMA she has curated Arctic Artistry (2022), a permanent collection installation of artworks from the Ancient Americas (2021), and Stripes and Stars: Reclaiming Lakota Independence (2020). She has also contributed to exhibitions at Bard Graduate Center, Walters Art Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Yellowstone National Park. Her essay “Terrestrial Gateways to the Divine” was featured in the Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place exhibition catalog, named one of the Best Art Books of 2018 by the New York Times.