Video: On Being and Belonging in America

March 10, 2023
Video: On Being and Belonging in America
Marie Watt, Companion Species: Cosmos, Sunrise, Flint,(detail), 2019-2021. Reclaimed wool blankets; thread; embroidery thread. Museum Purchase, 2021. 2021.4.1. Courtesy of Marie Watt. Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

On Being and Belonging in America: Recalibrating Dialogue and Gallery Space for American and Native American Art
Friday, March 10, 2023 | 1–2 pm ET
Featuring: Philip J. Deloria (Dakota), Marie Watt, Karen Kramer (moderator)

This conversation centers on the Peabody Essex Museum’s new installation of Native American and American art, exploring the challenges and rewards of combining two collections to consider what it means to belong in America, and how artists have the power to transform what we see and how we think.


  • Karen Kramer (moderator)
    The Stuart W. and Elizabeth F. Pratt Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art and Culture, Peabody Essex Museum
  • Philip J. Deloria (Dakota)
    Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Marie Watt (Seneca)

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