Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 7:00p -
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
611 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
Art, History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
Did you know that sculptor Cyrus Dallin was also an arts educator, Indigenous rights activist and agent of change?
Join Heather Leavell, Cyrus Dallin Art Museum Director and Curator, for a free, virtual program that will cover the history of three local Dallin works:
Menotomy Hunter (Arlington)
Massasoit Ousamequin (Plymouth)
Appeal to the Great Spirit (in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
She will illustrate how Dallin employed his position as an internationally acclaimed sculptor to fight for Indigenous rights through humanizing portrayals of Indigenous peoples, extensive public education, and efforts to reform harmful federal vanishing policies. Learn about Dallin's close, collaborative relationships with Indigenous leaders and non-Native activists, and the positive impacts of their work together. Leavell will also discuss what allies today might learn from Dallin's example. This program is cosponsored by Historic Newton, Newton Art Association and the Newton Human Rights Commission.
Register for this free program using the link provided through Newton's Free Library.