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Oral History and Arts: A Conversation with Jean LaMarr and Jack Malotte

Oral History and Arts: A Conversation with Jean LaMarr and Jack Malotte

Southwest Oral History Association presents the Southwest Oral History Conference.

Join them for a conversation between two accomplished Native American activist artists about the role of oral history in their work, which is moderated by Las Vegas Paiute artist and community organizer Fawn Douglas. Both Jean LaMarr (Northern Paiute and Achomawi) and Jack Malotte (Western Shoshone and Washoe) have worked in multiple media, including printmaking, painting, pen and ink, and public murals, and they have been lifelong activists in service of their communities. Among the themes their art engages with are militarization, Native activism, treaty rights, environmental justice, kinship and tradition, and protecting sacred sites. In this conversation, LaMarr, Malotte, and Douglas will be able to discuss the role and importance of oral history in Native communities in Nevada and beyond, and how they have drawn on it in their art and their activism. 

Fawn Douglas’s work will be on view at the Museum this fall in an exhibition titled In the Flow. In February 2021, The Art of Jean LaMarr will feature more than 100 works by the internationally recognized artist. The retrospective will be accompanied by a book. The Art of Jack Malottea 2019 exhibition and book organized by the Museum, is currently on view at the Western Folklife Center in Elko. Works by both LaMarr and Malotte are included in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Click here for full conference information and registration. 

September 11, 2020 2:50 – 4 pm