Robert Martinez: Adjusting Expectations

Door Time: 1:30 PM
Showtime: 2 PM

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Enjoy a 30-minute slideshow lecture by Robert Martinez followed by a Q & A session.

Adjusting Expectations: Changing Perceptions of Native Americans and Contemporary Native American Artwork

Robert Martinez was born on the Wind River Reservation in Riverton, Wyoming. He attended Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and in 3 years he graduated becoming the youngest Native American to graduate at that time. His Northern Arapaho & Chicano heritage remains a constant inspiration and source of ideas for his work. Living in Wyoming amongst the hard-working people of the west and experiencing their issues also influenced his creations.  The past and present often resonate strongly throughout his work. Robert was recently honored with his home state’s highest creative honor, the Wyoming Governor’s Art Award.  You can see select pieces of his work at the Boulder Museum from December 2nd, 2021 through February 14, 2022, and as part of the permanent collection for the Smithsonian National Museum for the American Indian in Washington DC, The Plains Indian Museum at the Bill Cody Center of the West, The Brinton Museum, and the Red Cloud Heritage Museum.


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