Join the New York Historical Society on Friday, March 10, at 1pm (ET) for On Being and Belonging in America: Recalibrating Dialogue and Gallery Space for American and Native American Art. This conversation centers on the Peabody Essex Museum’s new installation of Native American and American art, exploring the challenges and rewards of combining two collections to consider what it means to belong in America, and how artists have the power to transform what we see and how we think.

  • Keynote Moderator: Karen Kramer
    The Stuart W. and Elizabeth F. Pratt Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture, Peabody Essex Museum
  • Philip J. Deloria (Dakota)
    Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Marie Watt (Seneca)

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Since its founding in 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the Foundation has organized a year-long series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present.

Deliberately forward-facing rather than retrospective, the Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums explore what the best futures of American art and museums might look like. The participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.

View the full schedule of future programs.