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Contemporary Native American art June 6 PCPL program topic

Monday, June 4, 2012

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The Putnam County Public Library will welcome Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, for a Brown Bag presentation on issues surrounding Contemporary Native American Art on Wednesday, June 6.

The noon program at PCPL is free and open to the public.

McNutt, who joined the Eiteljorg Museum staff in 1991, has an MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

In addition to her other responsibilities, she is responsible for the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American fine art that provides support and national visibility for Native American artists.

The fellowship is a $20,000 award given to five selected artist fellows whose work is then featured in the biennial Eiteljorg Fellowship Exhibition held in January.

The mission of the fellowship program is to confront misperceptions and prove that native culture is alive and dynamic today -- beyond romanticized or conventional views of traditional native art forms -- and to dissolve the distinction between Native American and contemporary artists.



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