AKMA Focuses on Indigenous Art for Their Second Slow Art Day

For their second Slow Art Day, the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art (AKMA) in St. Joseph, Missouri, focused on three works in their collection which highlight Indigenous artwork.

Slow Art Day participants Ethan and Rick looking at War Party Pictograph by Unknown Sioux Artist.

Hosts Jill Carlson, AKMA Marketing & Communications Manager, and Amber Wilcox, AKMA Event Manager, invited participants to look at three works of art for 10 minutes. Afterwards, they facilitated an open group discussion for 15 minutes. They then pointed out contextual information about the pieces and how they were acquired.

Paul Pletka (American, b. 1946), I Hear Everything, I Am the Crow, 1990, Acrylic on canvas
Fritz Scholder (American/Native American – La Jolla Band of LuiseƱo Indians, 1937 – 2005), Bicentennial Indian, 1975, Lithograph
Unknown Sioux Artist, War Party Pictograph, 1870 – 1900, Pigment on muslin

The event was featured on the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds.

Facebook banner for the event

The staff enjoyed being able to engage and customize the experience based on what participants saw and said, reporting that this kind of individual immersion was “exactly what we all needed.”

Staff member Amber and visitor Ethan looking at artwork Bicentennial Indian by Fritz Scholder. This work is located on the newly installed “Salon Wall” at the entrance of the building.

We can’t wait to see what the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art decides to do for Slow Art Day 2023!

– Phyl, Ashley, Johanna, Jessica Jane, and Robin