About this Event
The BU Art Intiative is excited to welcome acclaimed photographer and educator Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) as she discucses her current exhibtion Natural Wanderment that is currently on display in 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline, MA).
Natural Wanderment is an art exhibition presented by the BU Arts Initiative and the BU Art Galleries. Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness. presents photographs from Matika Wilbur’s Project 562—a documentary project in which Wilbur photographed over 562 federally recognized Native American tribes, traveling across the United States in her RV which she named the “Big Girl.” The linear display of the photographs in the gallery space is meant to be suggestive of the road that Wilbur embarked on her journey across the country to capture the diverse and vibrant nature of the lives of indigenous peoples. Moreover, it expresses the continuous enduring efforts, in light of indigenous perspectives and histories, to reclaim their tribal sovereignty while preserving, cultivating, and transferring their ancestral traditions.
This event is co-sponsored by BU Art Galleries and Boston University Diversity & Inclusion.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Howard Thurman Center Event Space, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, United States