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Walter Annenberg Lecture:
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Thurs, May 18, 2023
6:30–7:30 pm

Susan and John Hess Family Theater and Online, via Zoom

For over five decades, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, has examined and interpreted life in America through Native ideology, focusing on pressing issues of land, racism, and cultural preservation. Her pointed and often humorous works employ a rich visual vocabulary inspired by modern art historical movements like Pop and Abstract Expressionism and potent symbols of her own culture and identity, such as horses, bison, and canoes, to challenge the mainstream narratives and visual languages of American culture. For this program, Smith joins Adam Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, for a conversation about her life and work.

In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg—philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador—the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. Support for this lecture and for public programs at the Whitney Museum is provided, in part, by GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative led by Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, and by members of the Whitney’s Education Committee.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

This program will be recorded and made available on the Whitney's YouTube channel.

Live captioning will be available online and in-person for this event. If you need captions in a separate browser window or on your own mobile device, please email for StreamText link.

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