Left image: black and white modern portrait photograph of a young-ish brown-skinned man, cleanshaven with short hair, wearing a blazer and animal patterned shirt. Right image: modern color photograph of an art installation featuring a reproduction of a European oil painting about a slave-trade shipwreck overlaid with a whitewashed map of Australia, cut through with an open doorway leading to an installation of steel fence pickets. Text: 'In Conversation: / Dean Cross and Indigenous Art'

In Conversation: Dean Cross and Indigenous Art

Wednesday, May 29 | Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m. Auditorium and Online

The country of Australia has been a key U.S. American ally during major conflicts throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Through a partnership between the Australian Government’s Consulate of Chicago, the National WWI Museum and Memorial is delighted to host its inaugural Australian indigenous Artist-in-Residence Program this summer with Worimi artist Dean Cross.

Join Dean Cross and JoAnne Northrup, Executive Director of Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, in conversation on the importance of sharing the stories of Indigenous peoples and their experiences in war through art, specifically exploring Cross’s own residency, research and inspiration. His artwork will be presented later this year and accessioned into the Museum and Memorial’s permanent collection.

A complimentary, celebratory reception will precede the conversation.

Reception 5:30 p.m.
Program 6:30 p.m. — Auditorium and Online

Free with RSVP