Gallery Talk: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Gallery Talk: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera

exhibit graphic with grid of black and white portraits of Indigenous artists
Rosalie Favell, Portraits from the series Facing the Camera (2018)
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat September 30, 2023
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Block gallery talks explore exhibitions by posing multidisciplinary questions and perspectives, led by knowledge sharers across Northwestern and beyond.

The exhibit Rosalie Favell: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera presents an extensive selection of portraits that speak loudly of the broad diversity of Indigenous people engaged in the arts and cultural community.

This gallery talk is offered by Facing the Camera portrait subject June Carpenter (Osage/Shawnee), artist and Field Museum Repatriation Specialist. Co-facilitated by Felipe Gutiérrez, 2022–23 Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, and co-curator of Rosalie Favell: Indigenous Artists Facing the Camera.  



Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs are not required, but appreciated, as they help us anticipate attendance numbers.


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project is also generously supported by the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, the Alumnae of Northwestern University, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


About Gallery Talk Facilitators

carpenter_photo.jpegJune Carpenter is an Osage Nation tribal member and a self-taught, mixed-media artist. Primarily through embroidery, beadwork, and hand-cut paper, she addresses systemic injustices against Indigenous Peoples and explores connections to community and nature. As an artist and Repatriation Specialist, she seeks to meaningfully represent and honor Indigenous Peoples and to create work that is relevant, informative, and healing.






screen-shot-2022-10-13-at-12.30.23-pm.pngFelipe Gutiérrez Franco holds a B.A. in Literary Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, and a M.A. in Latin American Literature and Culture from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo, also in Bogotá. He specializes in nineteenth and early twentieth century Latin American and Iberian cultures, with a particular focus on issues of material and visual culture, museum and heritage studies. His research focuses on the relationship between tangible cultural heritage, literature, and visual arts in Colombia and Spain through the study of golden items, treasures, and gold as raw material in a transatlantic perspective. He was awarded the Block Museum Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship for the year 2022-2023 to support the museum’s agenda through exhibition and collection research, curating, writing, and catalog production. He is also the current chair of The Nineteenth Century Series, a year-round cycle of talks associated with 19th century studies in the Luso-Hispanic world at the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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