A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Indigenizing the Museum

A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Indigenizing the Museum

Debra Yepa-Pappan

Tue, November 13, 2018

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$5.00

A Scientist Walks into a Bar
A Scientist Walks into a Bar
Want to know why the dinosaurs really went extinct, or why lichens live forever? Join The Field Museum at The Hideout for drinks and discussions about all manners of natural history with scientists who study everything from ancient meteorites to urban farming practices in Chicago. Every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $5.
Indigenizing the Museum
November guest is the Field's Community Engagement Coordinator, Debra Yepa-Pappan, who helps reconnect Native people with their ancestors, relatives, and the collections housed at the Museum. We'll chat with her about her own artistic practice and her work bringing Native voices to the Field.
Debra Yepa-Pappan
Debra Yepa-Pappan
Debra, who is Korean and a tribally enrolled member of the Pueblo of Jemez, is the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Native American Exhibit Hall renovation project. She welcomes Native American visitors to the Field Museum and engages them in dialogue about the exhibits in the Hall and the upcoming renovation. As an active member of the Chicago Native American community, she also serves as a liaison between the Museum and the community. She is an artist with international acclaim in the field of contemporary Native American art, and through her artwork and her work at the Museum she is committed to changing inaccurate representations of Native people, and advocates for the inclusion of Native first voice and perspectives. Debra is married to artist Chris Pappan whose work is on display in the exhibition "Drawing on Tradition: Kanza Artist Chris Pappan."

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com