April 11, 2023
FaSade Fagoroye: Responding to the Visual Legacy of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
Please join us for a presentation of work by art & art history major and Weiss Prize winner FaSade Fagoroye '23, who will discuss her research and process for creating an illustrated artist's book. Fagoroye's yearlong project incorporates hand-drawn images with archival materials, including photographs and letters, to consider ideas of education, public memory, and the visual legacy of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. From 1879 to 1918, more than 10,000 Native American children from nations across North America were forced or coerced into this reprogramming camp. Fagoroye addresses the complexity and trauma of the event through the form and content of her drawings, which use the format of a book as a way to bring shape to this still-unfolding history.
The presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the room 204 gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts.