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Native American Arts and Cultural Practice in America

September 8, 2017
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John Haworth

John Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution will speak at Alexander Library on September 19.

Native American Arts and Cultural Practice in America
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5 p.m. Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture
Alexander Library - Fourth Floor

Join the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Rutgers University Libraries at Rutgers–New Brunswick in welcoming John Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, as he shares his knowledge about cultural and arts issues impacting Native Americans, including key museum practices, repatriation, and social change.

Haworth served over two decades at the National Museum of the American Indian as senior executive and director.  He serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts and CERF+ and on the Public Art Network Council. He has written extensively about contemporary Native arts and related topics and remains active as a speaker, writer, and advisor.

“Over the last 25 years, there have been major developments in Native American culture, from the development of tribal museums and cultural centers to publications, conferences and more. I hope many people will attend this event to celebrate these accomplishments and find out how to support Native American culture," said freeholder director Ronald G. Rios.

A meet-and-greet reception will precede the program. The lecture will be introduced by Dee Magnoni, assistant vice president for information services and director of New Brunswick libraries.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, text CULTURE to 56512 or call 732-745-4489. Register by 4 p.m. on Monday, September 18.