Deborah and Martin Hale Visiting Artist Lecture

Alan Michelson on ‘The Knowledge Keepers’

Thursday, November 14, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-11-14 19:00:00 2024-11-14 20:00:00 Alan Michelson on ‘The Knowledge Keepers’ 11/14/2024 7 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Join acclaimed artist Alan Michelson (Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River and School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University alumnus) as he discusses his multivalent practice and unveils The Knowledge Keepers, his site-specific sculptures created for the MFA’s inaugural “Huntington Avenue Entrance Commission.” His installation honors local Indigenous presence and is, in part, a challenging response to Cyrus Dallin’s Appeal to the Great Spirit (1909), a sculpture that has occupied the entrance plaza since 1912. Michelson works in a varied range of media and materials, and his work has been recently exhibited at the Tate Modern, MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Gwangju Biennale.

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