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Native American Arts Today: James Luna

  • Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 United States (map)
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In celebration of the life and legacy of artist James Luna, Payómkawichum, the Abbe Museum will host a dialogic program featuring clips from Luna’s iconic performance art pieces. His work is best known for challenging the ways traditional museum models exhibit American Indian culture and art. Many of his reoccurring themes of multiculturalism, alcoholism, and colonialism were meant to be jarring but were often done in comedic and theatrical fashion. Luna passed away on March 4, 2018, at the age of 68.

This event is free and open to the public. Have questions? Contact us at educator@abbemuseum.org.