Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People opens with an afternoon symposium offering in-depth perspectives on Sámi history, identity, and visual culture.
The program will feature a panel discussion with contemporary artists Britta Marakatt-Labba, Aslaug Juliussen, and Jason Lujan; renowned musician Mari Boine; and curators Charis Gullickson, Northern Norway Art Museum and Marit Anne Hauan, University of Tromsø Museum.
3:30 pm Welcome | Edward P. Gallagher, President, The American-Scandinavian Foundation
3:40 pm Introductory Remarks | Dr. Anne Husebekk, Rector, University of Tromsø and Knut Ljøgodt, Director, Northern Norway Art Museum
4 pm Talk: Sámi Identity & Citizenship | Dr. Anne Julie Semb, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
4:20 pm Break/Coffee
4:40 pm Panel Discussion | Renowned musician Mari Boine and contemporary artists Aslaug Juliussen, Britta Marakatt-Labba, and Jason Lujan in conversation with Charis Gullickson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Northern Norway Art Museum and Marit Anne Hauan, Director, University of Tromsø Museum
5:40 pm Audience Q & A
5:50 pm Short Perfomance | Marie Boine Trio
6 pm Exhibition Opening Reception
Exhibition-related educational programs have been supported in part by Scandinavian Seminar and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York.