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Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds of the Diné/Navajo Nation Will Give Lecture at U of M February 9

For release, January 19, 2012
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Shanna Ketchum-Heap of BirdsShanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds, a citizen of the Diné/Navajo Nation and an independent scholar, noted critic, and art historian of contemporary Native American art, will give a lecture about "New Native Art Criticism" at the University of Memphis on Thursday, February 9 at at 6 p.m. in room 250 of the Art & Communication Building, 3715 Central Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public. 
Ketchum-Heap of Birds teaches in the Native Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma and lectures, both nationally and internationally, about contemporary issues in Native art. Her work has appeared in Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art (London), Estrago (Latin America), Vision, Space, Desire: Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity (NMAI Edition), the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Massachusetts College of Art, and the The Hugo Boss Prize 2008 (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).

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