Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU - Remote Zoom Webinar
About the event
Join this virtual program, presented in partnership with Denver Month of Photography, featuring a conversation between Milo Carpenter, CSM associate digital archivist and Michael Holloman, Washington State University associate professor and member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Their conversation will shed light on the creation and context of photographs from the Colville Reservation.
In 1936, Clyfford Still co-founded an artists’ colony in Nespelem, the Indian Agency on the Colville Reservation in Washington state. During his time there, Still sketched and photographed the Native Americans whose livelihoods had been negatively impacted by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam by the United States government.
“Prior to the building of Grand Coulee Dam, the upper Columbia River watershed was an isolated area. Fifteen miles north stood the Colville Indian Agency, where then unknown artist Clyfford Still became personally aware of the inequity of tribal rights and representation.” — Michael Holloman