1. Ghost Dance


    from Ken Adams Added 59 0 0

    This is an art film, not a documentary. We are all One with a shared path. All is not well in our Past. We will need reckoning at many levels. Let this be a drop toward that ocean of Renewal. The Ghost Dance was a post-Apocalyptic spiritual movement that swept across the American West proclaiming an eminent return of Buffalo and Universal Love. They practiced ceremonial trance dancing in circles and chanting for an end to suffering and rebirth. The revival met it’s tragic end with the Massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. The pan-tribal movement and spiritual expectations of the movement paved the way for Peyote’s resurgence and, eventually, the Native American Church. Peyote would soon be introduced to Bohemians and Academics and the neb-psychedelic revelation begun. We have deep debts tor resolve, and joy to recover.

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    • Mindi Besaw – TAM Symposium 2015


      from Tacoma Art Museum Added 4 0 0

      Mindy N. Besaw is curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Prior to Crystal Bridges, Besaw served as curator of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Whitney Western Art Museum in Cody, Wyoming, where she spearheaded the renovation and new installation of the Whitney for its 50th anniversary in 2009. Besaw has written and lectured on a variety of artists, covering 19th-to 21st-century America. She is the co-curator of Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley, the first examination of Stanley as an important 19th-century American artist (opening in Cody in the summer of 2015, eventually traveling to the Tacoma Art Museum in the winter of 2016). Besaw earned her master’s degree in art history at the University of Denver where she focused on museum studies, and her bachelor’s degree in art history at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Besaw is currently working to complete a PhD in American Art History from the University of Kansas.

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