Indigenous Corps of Discovery Tour with DeLesslin George-Warren
July 23, 2023
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Join DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, Catawba Nation citizen, for a special tour through Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973 and the CMA Collection. The tour is part of his longest ongoing project, the Indigenous Corps of Discovery Tours, which presents unsettling tours of collections and museums, bringing to the forefront stories of indigenous peoples, colonization, and survivance. The project began in 2016 at the Smithsonian’s Presidential Portrait Gallery and has since taken place at the Utah Museum of Fine Art and the Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington.
Free with membership or admission. Registration required as space is limited. Priority registration for members only through Wednesday, May 24. Join today!
DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren is a queer artist, speaker, and organizer from Catawba Indian Nation whose work ranges from performance to installation art, community education, food sovereignty, and language revitalization. Since 2017 he has worked for his tribal community on various projects including the Catawba Language Project, Catawba Food Sovereignty Project, developing learning continuums for Catawba education and justice programs, and public school teacher trainings. In 2018 George-Warren was recognized as a “40 Under 40 in Indian Country” by the National Council on American Indian Enterprise Development. He was selected as a 2017 Dreamstarter by Running Strong for American Indian Youth, and in 2016 he was recognized as a “25 Under 25” by United National Indian Tribal Youth. George-Warren has performed, lectured, and exhibited throughout the U.S. including at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, College of Charleston, Vanderbilt University, and Ithaca College.
This program is funded in part by SC Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.