Albany, GA – The Albany Museum of Art and the Albany Area Arts Council are pleased to present a special lecture by Dr. Bradley Finison entitled “Perceptions of Native Americans in Art and Media” on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 5 PM – 7 PM. The lecture will be held at the Albany Museum of Art located at 311 Meadowlark Drive and is free and open to the public.
This lecture will address perceptions of Native Americans in European and American art and media, the works of Charles Bird King, and the Native American response in art.
Dr. Finison holds an MFA in Painting from Kansas State University, an MA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Following completion of his Ph.D., he taught as an adjunct Art History professor at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. He currently teaches Art History, African American and Native American Art History, as well as other special topics courses at Valdosta State University. His area of expertise is Native American art of the nineteenth-century Plains, specifically focusing on the Cheyenne and Kiowa tribes.
The Albany Museum of Art, located in Albany, Georgia, houses an impressive collection that includes 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as a substantial collection of sub-Saharan African art including masks, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments. The Albany Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The Albany Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 5 PM. Admission is free. For more information about the AMA please visit our website, www.albanymuseum.com or call 229-439-8400.