This evening’s art + issues, held as part of state wide commemoration of Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday, will explore Jackson’s legacy here in Chattanooga in the context of the Trail of Tears. This hour long community dialogue will be led by Hermitage Education Director Erin Adams and Holly LS Johnson, a citizen of the Muscogee Creek nation of Oklahoma. By exploring a 19th century painting representing an arranged marriage between an indigenous woman and a Canadian fur trapper, we’ll gain a new understanding of the image as well as an opportunity to discuss indigenous nations today. Like all art + issues, this program is free and open to the public
Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Similar to previous art + issues programs this will be recorded and available to watch at a later date.
Image: Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874), Trapper’s Bride, early 1840s, Oil on Canvas 19x16 inches, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Scott L. Probasco, Jr. Acc# 1991.24