Traveling art exhibit addresses colonization in Alaskan art
November 8, 2018
On Friday, the Petersburg Public Library and the Clausen Museum hosted an opening reception for the De-colonizing Alaska art exhibit.
The exhibit seeks to de-colonize Alaska art, which has had representations of colonization and repression, by pulling away from stereotypical depictions of Alaska such as dogsleds, Eskimos and igloos, according to the curator of the exhibit Asia Freeman. The 31 artists featured in the exhibit move towards ideas that challenge historic definitions of Alaskan Art. The artists are both Alaskan Native and non-native.
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