By Ann Eberwein
The Haggerty Museum of Art presents, Material Storytelling: Highlights from the Native American Collection, an exhibition was curated by Dr. Samantha Majhor, an Assistant Professor in Marquette University’s Department of English. The exhibit features a selection of works by Indigenous makers and utilizes the gallery space as an object laboratory for students from Dr. Majhor’s spring 2023 courses.
Students will explore material culture and materialisms, the role of nonhuman objects as storytellers, Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, and the fraught history of applying museological standards to culturally specific objects. Research for the exhibition was conducted by Marquette University PhD Candidate and Haggerty Museum Fellow, Kate Rose.
Additional research was provided by Milwaukee Public Museum Curator of Anthropology and Collections, Dawn Scher Thomae and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Museum Studies Graduate Program Students, Grace Pelisek and Alyssa Rieger.
The exhibit will be open through May 21, 2023. For more information about the Haggerty Museum of Art visit: https://www.marquette.edu/haggerty-museum/