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Hopi R2-D2 and the Return of the Force: Star Wars and indigenous art

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hopi R2-D2 and the Return of the Force: Star Wars & indigenous art

Speakers: Duane Koyawena (Artist, Curator) & Samantha Honanie (Visitor Experience Manager, Museum of Northern Arizona)

Friday, February 16 at 12:00 pm

Eldersveld Room, 5670 Haven Hall

Join the Museum Studies Program in welcoming Samantha Honanie and Duane Koyawena as they discuss the Museum of Northern Arizona’s award-winning exhibition, “The Force Is With Our People” (2019-2020). Learn about the creation of Hopi-R2, the resonance of Star Wars themes with the Southwest’s indigenous art communities, and the ongoing cultural influence of the project.

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February 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Haven Hall, Eldersveld Room
505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109
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