Artist Talk with Gina Adams, 11/05/2020, 4-4:45 PM

Gina Adams stands in front of books and shelves, looking to the left and wrapped in an alphabet quilt

Gina Adams’ work in To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art entwines the histories of indigenous cultures, art, and basketball. Adams acknowledges that many Native Americans see the game of basketball as a path to both higher education and acceptance into popular culture. But, also notes that basketball’s history in Native communities goes back to early twentieth-century boarding schools that forced indigenous students to assimilate to White culture. Learn more as Gina Adams shares her process and techniques in a discussion with Weatherspoon Director, Dr. Juliette Bianco, and Curator of Exhibitions, Dr. Emily Stamey.

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