Perspectives on Water | Artist Talk

This talk was recorded on March 20, 2024 and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel. Ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock) discusses her work BREACH Logbook 22: Cull in conversation with Dr. Kate Beane, Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art and adjunct faculty in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. This conversation was moderated by Dr. Roxanne Biidabinokwe Gould, professor emerita of Indigenous Education and Environmental Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Leonard's body of work examines histories of water and seeks to activate conversations about industrial impacts on water, inter-species connections, climate change, and the shifting relationships between humans and water, as informed by the past. Presented in conversation with the exhibition, EBB/FLOW currently on view at WAM.