CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture in a new Native Artist Series that begins Thursday at Krannert Art Museum.

Four visiting artists and a curator will give talks and screen a film in events this month. They include Naomi Bebo, of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk nations; Andrea Carlson, of the Ojibwe Nation; Raven Chacon, of the Diné Nation; Candice Hopkins, of the Tlingit First Nation; and Duane Slick, of the Meskwaki Nation.

The conversations will take place in the context of Native presence and absence – an issue central to land-grant institutions such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, curator of modern and contemporary art Amy L. Powell said.

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