Special Program: Gauguin's Legacy and the Construction of Polynesian Identities

4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, the South Pacific, and the Americas

In collaboration with the IU Asian Cultural Center, IU Art Museum will host a tour focused on several works by Paul Gauguin created when the artist was living in Polynesia, as well as a selection of Polynesian works from the museum's collection. This will be followed by a discussion on the legacy of Gauguin's images and the persistence of stereotypes about Polynesians today. 

Image: Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). The Invocation, 1903. Oil on canvas. Gift from the Collection of John and Louise Booth in memory of their daughter Winkie, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1976.63.1. Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.