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Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art
November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Similar to what a person can find in art, sport and games also come to us with good and bad qualities. When bad there is evidence of cheating, chauvinism, narcissism, civil unrest, and stereotypes. And when good we gain aspects of trust, cooperation, fairness, focus, patience, and control. The values gained in the practice of sports are instructive for life as they a place an emphasis on respect, fraternity and discipline, all three of which are synonymous with teaching and learning. This presentation uses sport and art to delve into topics of innovation, creativity, and community.
Marcus Monenerkit, Community Engagement Curator, Heard Museum. A museum professional since 1996, Marcus been a part of and created numerous art programs and community based projects. Beginning at the Smithsonian Institution, and at the Heard Museum, since 1998, his programs and conversations have focused on art, interaction, and authenticity. Marcus has presented at a variety of forums, including: local lifelong learning centers, university and college classes, state and national seminars, and international conferences. His recent work, Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art, focuses on everyday lessons of communication provided by sport and art.